Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
These rolls are amazing! If you’ve never heard of stuffed cabbage, it’s a mixture of meat and rice wrapped in cabbage leaves and baked with tomato sauce. It’s a traditional Polish dish called golumpki – but mine is so not traditional! My way takes about half the time, and it can even be made with low carb cauliflower rice instead of regular rice. Here’s how I cut down on the time…
- Cook the meat before you bake the rolls – you need less baking time.
- Prep the meal ahead of time, then bake when needed.
- Use canned tomato sauce.
- Buy already grated cauliflower rice.
Totally Worth It
While stuffed cabbage is a labor of love, it’s totally worth the extra effort! Here’s why:
- This dish has two servings of vegetables in one!
- Make it once… eat it twice. (Seriously it makes a BUNCH!)
- Freeze the extras for later! Save yourself time in the kitchen one day by taking it out from the freezer for dinner and baking it.
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Low Carb Cauliflower RicePrint This
- 2 cups of cauliflower rice (or 2 cups jasmine rice, cooked)
- 1 1/2 lb. ground beef (or half ground pork and half ground beef*)
- 1 large cabbage, whole
- 1 large onion, sliced
- Sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder
- 2 - 15 oz. cans tomato sauce
- Avocado oil
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil (big enough to fit the whole cabbage).
- Boil the cabbage for 10 minutes, remove from the water. Let cool enough to handle, then peel off as many leaves as possible before they are too firm and start to break. Return the cabbage back to the water for 10 minutes – remove and let cool, then peel again. Repeat the steps until all the leaves are peeled.
- Drain the pot. Add avocado oil and onion to the pot, the cook until the onion is tender. Add ground beef and seasonings, then cook until the meat has browned. Add the rice, then taste the mixture and adjust the seasonings if necessary.
- Line a baking dish with a thin layer of sauce. Stuff each cabbage leaf like a burrito – put a heaping tablespoon of mixture in the center, wrap the left and right side in, fold the bottom up, then roll. Place each stuffed leaf fold side down in the baking dish. Fill the dish tightly with leaves, then cover with a layer of tomato sauce. (In order to use all of your mix and leaves, you may need another tray.
- Cover the rolls with foil, bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes, then serve!
*Using half ground pork means there is a little more fat - which means more flavor! Just be sure to use organic pork.
This yields a lot of food - simply freeze a tray for cooking at later time, then simply bake when needed. So easy!