This is an old Polish recipe for stuffed cabbage. They called them halupkis. Whatever you call them they are scrumptious and quite filling.


Stuffed Cabbage

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Polish


  • 1 Large Head Cabbage
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 1 Minced Onion
  • 1 C. Uncooked Minute Rice
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Sliced Onion
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Jar Tomato Juice
  • 1 Can Sauerkraut, Drained
  • ¼ C. Packed Brown Sugar


  1. Core cabbage and cook in enough water to cover for 10 minutes.Let stand until cool enough to handle.
  2. Mix next 4 ingredients and shape into rolls (about 1 inch in diameter and 2 inches long).
  3. Wrap the rolls in cabbage leaves and tie shut with butcher’s string.In a large soup pot, sauté the sliced onion in olive oil until soft.
  4. Add the cabbage rolls, arranging as shallowly as possible.In a separate bowl, mix the juice, sauerkraut and sugar and stir well (be sure to use enough juice to just cover the cabbage rolls).
  5. Add to the pot.Cover and simmer 1 ½ hours.

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