Holupchi (ukranian stuffed cabbage)
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Recipe introHolupchi, also known as Ukrainian stuffed cabbage, is a traditional dish that combines tender cabbage leaves with a flavorful filling of ground meat and rice. This hearty and comforting dish is a staple in Ukrainian cuisine, loved for its rich flavors and satisfying texture. Holupchi is typically served with a tangy tomato sauce and pairs well with a side of creamy mashed potatoes. Whether enjoyed as a main course or as a part of a festive spread, this recipe is sure to delight your taste buds with its delicious blend of ingredients.
Keywords: Ukrainian, stuffed cabbage, traditional dish, ground meat, tomato sauce
Holupchi (ukranian stuffed cabbage) details
- Green cabbage, medium size to serve 4 to 6 people
- 1 to 1-1/2 pound ground beef (or turkey)
- 1 to 1-1/2 cup cooked rice
- Worcestershire sauce
- Chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or 1 to 2 crushed garlic cloves)
- 1/4 can tomato sauce
- Whole onion rings
- Bacon (lean or turkey)
Boil and peel leaves off cabbage. Blend tomato sauce with ground beef, raw egg, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder/crushed garlic. Mix with equal amount of cooked rice. Put mixture into boiled cabbage leaves, packing it into a baking casserole dish (clear cover or foil over the top). Cover with balance of tomato sauce, then sliced whole onion rings with bacon strips on top.
Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the meat is browned and crisped on the top. Uncover to crisp the bacon the last 15 minutes. Serve plain or with butter or sour cream (fat free).
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