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Whole30 Stuffed Cabbage (GOLABKI)

So I’m 100 percent Polish and with that I’m gonna say I’M SUPER POLISH. Growing up there were several recipes that my mom made that were my absolute fav! Golabki or better known as stuffed cabbage rolls are great for a hearty dinner (or lunch in my case) and they FREEZE WELL. Its a little work heavy in the beginning but the payoff is worth it.

Ingredients

Rolls

  • 2lbs ground pork
  • 2lbs ground beef or pork
  • 1 small container of white mushrooms
  • 2 white onions
  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 2 TBSP Thyme
  • 2 TBSP Majoram
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 1 TSP Pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 c Cauliflower Rice

Sauce

  • 1 large can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium can of tomato sauce
  • Sprinkle of oregano
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • Sprinkle of pepper
  • Sprinkle of majoram
  • Sprinkle of basil
  • Ghee
  1. Chop the onion and garlic either in a food processor or by hand. Heat ghee in a pan and then add onion garlic mix. Let that cook about 5 minutes and add in the the mushrooms, cut in 1/4 or 1/8 pieces depending on the size of the ‘shroom. Saute until browned
  2. Separately combine the majoram, thyme, salt, pepper and eggs until thoroughly mix.
  3. Remove meat from packaging into a bowl and dump in mixture and 3 cups cauliflower rice. Mix until it become one big lump. Set aside.
  4. Fill a large pot with water and set it to boil. Start peeling leaves from cabbage. One by one place leaf into boiling water for 30 seconds. Then remove and pour cold water on it. You can either do all the leaves at once or one by one moving on to the next step.
  5. Take leaf and remove super extra steam. Then take a handful of meat mixture ( depending on leaf size), place on leaf and roll into a small package.
  6. At this point, oven should be preheating to 350F.
  7. Place each cabbage roll onto a glass baking pan.
  8. Once your pan is filled put in the oven for 2 hours. IMG-5524

Sauce

  1. Take crushed tomato can and tomato sauce can and dump both into a small pot.
  2. Let the mixture heat on medium to low. At this point add in the spices.
  3. About 10 minutes into heating, I took my immersion blender to the mixture to make it more smooth, but this is optional.

*about an hour into baking, take the cabbage rolls out and pour half the sauce into the pan, almost submerging the rolls. Bake for another hour.

Let them cool or serve warm. As mentioned above, these are great for freezing!

 

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Author:

Hi my name is Gabby, 26 and I work full-time as an accountant and I am in graduate school for my MBA part time. I have always been one busy bee, even before graduate school. Post-undergrad, I worked at a public accounting firm AND was studying for my CPA. My first year post grad, working crazy hours and trying to pass a beast of exam, took a toll on my body, my mental capacity and brain power. I started the Whole30 journey in January 2016 and fell in love with how I felt. But let me tell you it took some adjustments like setting aside time to meal prep and realizing I may not be able to a make a certain recipe because I just don't have the time due to studying or busy season. A lot has changed since then, I've switched jobs and passed my exam, but one thing stays consistent...I stilllove to cook efficiently. I've yearned all my life to have that "I am sexy" confidence and with healthy eating and exercise, I'm getting there. I started this blog to help others who are in a similar position as me, who want to become the best version of themselves but with realistic expectations. For the busy moms, for the students, and for overworked accountant, these are my stories and recipes on how to live a simple easy whole life.

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