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Cabbage Rolls

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 1 10 People


  • Pan
  • Pot
  • Casserole Dish
  • Cutting Board
  • Chef Knife


Cabbage Roll & Filling

  • 1 Head of Cabbage
  • 1 lbs Ground Pork
  • 1 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 White Onion Diced
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1.5 Cups White Rice
  • 2 TBSP Tomato Paste
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 TBSP Fresh Minced Flat Leaf Parsley
  • Salt To Taste
  • Fresh Cracked Peppercorn To Taste
  • 2.5 TBSP Italian Seasoning
  • 1 TSP Red Pepper Flakes
  • Olive Oil For the Pan

Tomato Sauce

  • 3 TBSP Tomato Paste
  • 796 mL Crushed Tomatoes I use Mutti Brand
  • 1.5 TBSP Fresh Minced Parsley
  • 1 Good Glug of White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 TSP Sugar
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic Minced
  • 1 White Onion Diced
  • Coarse Salt To Taste
  • Red Pepper Flakes To Taste
  • Fresh Cracked Peppercorn To Taste
  • Olive Oil For the Pan


Cabbage Roll Filling & Assembly

  • Cut the bottom off of your cabbage. Place your head of cabbage in a pot and completely submerge with water. Boil for 5-6 minutes, or until leaves are soft and malleable.
  • Add garlic, onion, and olive oil to a pan. Sauté until translucent.
  • Add ground beef, ground pork, tomato paste, egg, rice, diced parsley, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to a large bowl. Add your cooked garlic and onion. Mix with your hands until the rice and seasoning are distributed throughout.
  • Cut the stem off of your cabbage leaves. Lay out and allow to cool.
  • Separate your meat and rice mixture into 10 equal portions. Take each portion and roll in a cabbage leaf.
  • Place your cabbage rolls into a casserole dish.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Tomato Sauce

  • Add garlic, onion, and olive oil to a pan. Sauté until translucent. Add tomato paste and crushed tomatoes, and allow to simmer over medium heat.
  • Add fresh parsley, red pepper flakes, sugar, glug of white wine vinegar, and salt and pepper.
  • Allow to simmer for 10 minutes, then pour over assembled cabbage rolls.


  • Cook tented with foil at 350 degrees for 1 hour, 30 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!


I prefer to have cabbage rolls served with perogi, polish sausage, sour cream, and hot mustard!