Recipe: Perfect Halupkis (stuffed cabbage)

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Halupkis (stuffed cabbage). Halupki, also known as stuffed cabbage, is a dish made of rice, beef, and pork encased in cabbage. It's drizzled with a sweet tomato sauce. Serve with mashed potatoes, if desired.

Halupkis (stuffed cabbage) Tender cabbage leaves stuffed with rice, seasoned ground meats and a rich tomato sauce make this the perfect summer comfort food. Try this delicious for Slovak stuffed cabbage (also known as holubky or halupki). It's made with ground beef and pork, sauerkraut, paprika, and tomato sauce. You can have Halupkis (stuffed cabbage) using 11 ingredients and 15 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Halupkis (stuffed cabbage)

  1. Prepare 2 heads of cabbage.
  2. It's 1 pound of long grain white rice.
  3. Prepare to taste of Salt.
  4. You need 1 pound of ground beef.
  5. It's 1/4 pound of ground pork.
  6. Prepare 1 of large onion.
  7. It's 3 tablespoons of butter.
  8. It's 1 can of diced tomatoes.
  9. You need 1 of large can whole tomatoes.
  10. It's 1 can of tomato soup/1 can of water.
  11. It's of Paprika.

Halupki Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are a traditional Eastern European dish. A blend of beef, sausage, & rice is stuffed into tender cabbage leaves and baked in and drizzled with a sweet, soupy tomato sauce. I used to help my Grandma make these for Easter. Slovak stuffed cabbage, also known as holubky or halupki, is made with ground beef and pork, sauerkraut.

Halupkis (stuffed cabbage) instructions

  1. Cut the bottom cord off the cabbage. Boil in water one head at a time..
  2. Bring to a boil, then simmer, then carefully peel the cabbage leaves off. Be patient. Cooking cabbage takes time (about 25 minutes).
  3. Cover the rice with just enough water to cover the rice. Season with salt prior to cooking rice..
  4. Low heat once rice is boiling. Cook for 10 minutes turn off heat. Cover the pot while simmering.
  5. Remember, once the water begins to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. In a large bowl mix the hamburger and 1/4 pound ground pork. Do not cook.
  7. Saute the onion in butter for several minutes.
  8. Pour the onion/butter mixture into the rice and mix with meat mixture. Blend thoroughly.
  9. Remove any thick cords from cabbage. Roll and fold then roll more. Kind of like a burrito.
  10. Add unused cabbage leaves to bottom of pot. Place opening side face down. Add butter on each halupki and season with paprika. Keep layering.
  11. In a medium size bowl mix together the diced tomatoes, large can of whole tomatoes (squeeze the whole tomatoes) can of tomato soup and can of water. Do Not Add this liquid mixture until you are about to bake.
  12. Cover with foil.
  13. Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
  14. Reduce to 350 and bake for one and half hours more.
  15. Family Secret-add some evaporated milk to the halupkis when serving for a creamy base**.

Called halupkies, cabbage rolls, stuffed cabbage, blind pigeons, or Hunky Hand grenades, they were staples of Eastern European cooking. They are packed full of protein. Some people just call them "stuffed cabbage leaves" or even "cabbage casserole." I hope these wonderful recipes will be preserved and passed on. I can say Halupki and you would know what I. Rate Stuffed Cabbage Rolls - Halupkis.