Gołąbki – Stuffed Cabbage


1 white cabbage
1 cup rice
1 large onion
⅓ cup (80 g) butter
10 oz (300 g) ground meat (half beef, half pork)
1 egg
Salt, black pepper

2 tsp butter
2 tsp flour
1 can tomatoes
1 garlic clove
½ cup (125 ml) chicken stock

      Dried thyme
      1 pinch of sugar
      Salt, black pepper

  • Wash the cabbage. Cook it whole in boiling salted water for about 30 minutes. 
  • Remove from the water, drain and leave to cool. 
  • Cook the rice so that it is still grainy. 
  • Peel and chop the onions and cook lightly in the butter. 
  • Add the ground meat and brown. 
  • Add the rice and egg and season. 
  • Leave to cool. Preheat the oven 375 ˚F (190 ˚C).
  • Lay the cabbage leaves out, divide the ground meat between the leaves, roll them up and place in an ovenproof dish. 
  • Add a little hot water, cover and cook for about 30 minutes in the oven.
  • For the sauce make a roux of butter and flour and simmer with the sauce ingredients for 20 minutes.
  • Arrange the stuffed cabbage leaves on the sauce.