Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe

I am excited to have a guest recipe post on the site today.  Ron Rayher is a member of the GardenChat Facebook group and boy does he love to make us all hungry by sharing his wonderful recipes.  In this post, we will learn the secret to making an amazing Stuffed Cabbage Roll or Holubky.Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Around the World

Cabbage Rolls in Different Countries

After connecting with a few folks on social media I quickly learned there are actually many different names and variations for the Cabbage roll.  My friend on Facebook shared his holubky or halupki recipe with me.  Slovak stuffed cabbage rolls use spices like paprika and sauerkraut. The country is located in central Europe bordering the Czech Republic and Poland. To the south of Slovakia is Hungry. The Polish version of the dish is known as Golabki.

cabbage rolls for dinner

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What is in the Recipe

A cabbage roll is a dish consisting of cooked cabbage leaves wrapped around a variety of fillings. It is common to the cuisines of Central, Northern, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.  Ron shares that his maternal grandparents were from Slovakia.  Maybe this is why he makes the most amazing cabbage rolls.  My husband and I enjoy the authentic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls from Hungarian Tony Packs in Toledo, Ohio. I want to note that you can also use Napa Cabbage for this recipe!

Stuffed Cabbage Roll Recipe

I am excited to share this recipe with you today. The recipe in this post is a combination of a family recipe and researching authentic Hungarian version of this recipe.  In this post, you will find the printed recipe that makes about 12 rolls.  The ingredients needed are listed below.  Find the exact measurements and notes further down on this page.


  • Large Head of Cabbage
  • Olive Oil
  • Sweet Onion
  • Celery
  • Green Peppers
  • Garlic
  • White Rice
  • Pork
  • Beef
  • salt and pepper
  • Tomato Puree


Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Printable Recipe

Below is the printable version of the exact ingredients needed for this recipe.  I hope you will take advantage of the option to print so you can save this for a later meal.  Be sure to scroll down and leave a message sharing your thoughts on this recipe. It would be amazing to know if you enjoyed the recipe.
This recipe inspired by Ron Rayher of GardenChat Group.

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Cabbage Roll Recipe


  • 1 large head of green cabbage
  • 1 cup of cooked rice
  • 1/2 pound of pork sausage
  • 1/2 pound of hamburger
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic
  • 1 cup of celery
  • 1/2 cup of green peppers
  • dried parsley
  • 2 granny smith apples sliced
  • 2 cups of tomato puree


  1. Remove core from head of cabbage. Place in a large saucepan and cover with water.
  2. Bring to a boil; boil until outer leaves loosen from head.
  3. Lift out cabbage; remove softened leaves.
  4. Return to boiling water to soften more leaves. Repeat until all leaves are removed.
  5. Remove tough center stalk from each leaf. Set aside 12 large leaves for rolls; set remaining leaves aside.
  6. Spoon half of the sauerkraut into a Dutch oven; set aside. In a bowl, combine the beef, pork, rice, salt, pepper and egg.
  7. In a saucepan, cook bacon and remove from pan.
  8. In drippings, saute onion and garlic until tender. Add bacon and half of onion mixture to meat mixture; mix well.
  9. Preheat oven to 325°. Place about 3 tablespoons filling on each cabbage leaf.
  10. Roll up, tucking in sides.
  11. Place cabbage rolls, seam side down, on sauerkraut in Dutch oven. Coarsely chop reserved cabbage leaves; place over rolls.
  12. To remaining onion mixture, add paprika, cayenne, tomatoes, chicken broth and remaining sauerkraut. Cook until heated through. Pour over rolls.
  13. Cover and bake for 1 hour 45 minutes.

Let’s Connect

I can’t wait to whip this up in my kitchen soon.  It was an honor to connect with fellow GardenChat members to share this recipe with you.  If you have any questions or would like to share a favorite recipe be sure to reach out.  Be sure to share on the social media links provided tagging @brenhaas if you tried this recipe.  In conclusion of this post, I am excited to see what everyone has to share.
Happy Cabbage Rolling,
Bren Haas

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