Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Galumpkis (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)

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We love Galumpkis, or better known as stuffed cabbage rolls, and I don't make them often enough.  It takes a while to make so make sure you have a few hours to make this dish.  You can always prepare them ahead of time and just stick them in the oven the next day if you wish.  I have never tried to freeze them though so I am not sure how that would work.

To assemble it takes about 30-45 minutes and to bake it takes about 90 minutes.  I know that sounds like a long time for dinner,  but trust me there is nothing like homemade galumpkis.  It is true comfort food.  We used to eat them all the time when I was a kid.  It is cheap to make and delicious!  You can't beat that!

I cut one in half so you could see the inside too

Inside look of the yummy deliciousness

Galuumpkis (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)
1 head of cabbage


1 lb ground beef
1 egg, beaten
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp dried parsley
1 TBS dried minced onion
3/4 cup long grain rice
1 TBS worcestershire sauce


2 - 8 oz tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
2 TBS brown sugar
2 TBS lemon juice
1 TBS worcestershire sauce

  • Prepare cabbage by placing in a pot of boiling water for 4-6 minutes or until tender, but not mushy
  • Remove cabbage and when cool to the touch remove cabbage leaves and allow to dry
  • In a medium bowl combine (I find it easiest to use your hands) all the filling ingredients
  • In a small bowl whisk together all the sauce ingredients
  •  Place 1/4-1/2 cup of the filling inside each cabbage leaf and roll up by tucking sides and edges in
  • Place rolls in a 9x13 baking dish and top with sauce
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven
  • Remove aluminum foil and continue to bake for 15 minutes
There aren't too many ingredients or even steps to making these it is just time consuming to bake and prepare.  But don't let that discourage you because these are delicious and comforting!  A true dish from my childhood that takes me back.  

Below is the nutritional value per Galumpki,  I made 8.  Your information would change if you made more or less depending on the amount of meat mixture you put in each cabbage leaf.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 164 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A 10%Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 2%Iron 66%
Nutrition Grade A
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

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  1. My mom used to make these for us when I was little. Literally the exact same recipe from what I remember. But she would put hers in the crock pot to cook. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from I Heart Nap Time :)

    1. I've never tried them in the crock pot. Never thought of that before, but I may have to give it a try sometime :)

  2. My dad would really like these! I can't wait to make them for him. Found you on Flour Me With Love...Blessings! Diane

    1. I hope he loves them as much as we do :) It is one of our favorites!

  3. I haven't had cabbage rolls in years. Never knew they are called Galumpkis. Thanks for linking, Erika!

    1. Yup that's the polish name for them :) There are so many different types of cabbage rolls and these are our favorite!

    2. You've done it again, girl! This was the most-viewed link last week. Will be featured tonight!

  4. One of my favorite dishes! I haven't made these in a while- I think it's time. :)

    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  5. I haven't made stuffed cabbage in years... your recipe looks so delicious.

  6. Please bring these by foodie friday today. I think folks will love them.

  7. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. These sound great! I will definitely have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing on foodie friday

    1. They are so yummy and comforting :) A definite favorite!

  9. I bookmarked this I read through, the filling seemed reminiscent of meatballs or meatloaf, which my husband absolutely loves. I think my whole family would enjoy this. Thanks for sharing! Lynaea @

    1. The meat mixture is the exact same recipe I use for porcupine meatballs and stuffed peppers :) We love them! I hope you guys do too :)

  10. I make these all the time! Except where I grew up in Pennsylvania, they were called Pigs in the Blanket. I always make a triple batch so I have plenty of left overs to freeze. There is also a recipe for Cabbage Roll Casserole that is basically the same thing, but you layer the ingredients in the crock pot. Great for busy days!

    1. I've heard them called pigs in a the blanket too! Growing up pigs in the blanket were what we called crescent dogs. That crock pot casserole does sound like an easier way to make these on a busy day. I will definitely have to remember that trick!

  11. These look soooooo delicious!! I happen to have some cabbage growing out in the garden, this would be perfect!

    (found you via the Clever Chicks blog hop)

    1. I am so jealous! I can't wait until we buy a house so we can start growing our own produce. Fortunately we live about 5 minutes from 2 local farms who sell to the community. Nothing better than garden fresh veggies!

  12. This sounds yummy! Love the crock pot ideas from the other commenters.

    1. Thank you! I love the crock pot idea too. Sounds like a great way to try this recipe.


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