? Delicious cabbage rolls are stuffed with rice and beef, and simmered all day in a slow cooker with a tomato and sour cream sauce. You'll need a can of tomato soup for this one. It just isn't the same without it. Average/intermediate experience.
Course Main Dish - Ground Beef
Cuisine American - Vintage, German/Eastern European, Polish
Place the cabbage head core side down in a pot with about 3 inches water.
Steam, covered for 10 minutes.
Check the cabbage, the top few leaves should be very transparent and pliable. Peel them off.
Continue to steam the cabbage and peel off the outer leaves as they get done. The leaves should be VERY pliable. You may be able to use all of the leaves, although the cabbage rolls will get smaller in size.
Saute the beef and onion until thoroughly cooked.
Mix the rice and ground beef mixture. Add about ¼ cup condensed tomato soup, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix well.
Prepare the crock pot by spraying with cooking spray. Pour about ½ cup of tomato soup on the bottom of the crock pot. Lay a large cabbage leaf over it.
Place a heaping spoonful of the mixture in the center of a cabbage leaf.
Fold in the ends and roll up.
Place seam side down in the crock pot.
Pour more tomato soup (about ½ cup) over the first layer and add a second layer.
Continue until the cabbage leaves are all used up.
Pour about ⅓ cup water in the pot.
Mix the remaining tomato soup and the sour cream and pour over the top.
Slow cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Serve with more sour cream if desired.
Galumpkis freeze well for up to 3 months.
Use a combination of ground pork and ground beef if you like.
Use the soup straight from the can. Don't dilute it.
Cabbage rolls can be assembled up to 3 days ahead of time and cooked when desired.
Make this into an easy 30 minute casserole by chopping the cabbage up and adding the remaining ingredients - bake in a 13x9 in pan at 375F for 20 minutes or until heated through.
To make in the oven put the stuffed cabbage rolls in a casserole dish and cover with the sauce as directed in recipe. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes at 350F.