Old Fashioned Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

This dish brings back so many childhood memories that I literally sat here for 30 minutes in a daze just remembering some of them. Like there was the time we were harvesting cabbages from our garden and we each got to pick a single plant that we were in charge of to take care of.


  • 1 large head of green cabbage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

How To Make Old Fashioned Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Remove the core from the cabbage and carefully separate the leaves. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the cabbage leaves. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until softened. Remove the leaves from the water and set aside to cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, cooked rice, onion, parsley, garlic, egg, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Place about 2-3 tablespoons of the beef mixture onto each cabbage leaf. Roll the leaf up, tucking in the sides, to create a neat package.
  5. In a large pot or Dutch oven, combine diced tomatoes, beef broth, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar. Bring to a simmer.
  6. Place the stuffed cabbage rolls into the pot and spoon some of the sauce over the top.
  7. Cover the pot and bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours, or until the cabbage is tender and the meat is cooked through. Serve warm. Enjoy!

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