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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 15
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 241.3
  • Total Fat: 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.7 mg
  • Sodium: 717.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 15.7 g

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Bariatric Galabki (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls) tlh

Submitted by: HEALTHYLIVN4ME
Bariatric Galabki (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls) tlh

Introduction

I like these because they are a complete meal-in-one. Meat, vegetable and a little starch all wrapped up in each bundle.

This recipe makes up quicker than most when using a pressure cooker but it can be baked in the oven or in a Dutch oven on top of the stove.

There is some brown rice in it but the percentage of carbs is low and the protein is high. Ground turkey could be substituted for one or both of the meats but the nutrition information would need to be changed.

There are many different kinds of stuffed cabbage recipes originating from many countries. This is more like the Polish-type (pronounced go-wum-ki) and is simpler than others. If your lifestyle is like mine, simple is better!
I like these because they are a complete meal-in-one. Meat, vegetable and a little starch all wrapped up in each bundle.

This recipe makes up quicker than most when using a pressure cooker but it can be baked in the oven or in a Dutch oven on top of the stove.

There is some brown rice in it but the percentage of carbs is low and the protein is high. Ground turkey could be substituted for one or both of the meats but the nutrition information would need to be changed.

There are many different kinds of stuffed cabbage recipes originating from many countries. This is more like the Polish-type (pronounced go-wum-ki) and is simpler than others. If your lifestyle is like mine, simple is better!

Number of Servings: 15

Ingredients

    1 large head of cabbage
    2 teaspoons canola oil
    1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
    1 1/2 pounds extra lean ground beef (sirloin)
    1/2 pound lean ground pork
    1 1/2 cups MINUTE® Brown Rice, Instant, Whole Grain (Kraft), cooked according to package directions OR 2 cups cooked long-grain brown rice (nutrients are comparable)
    1 large egg, beaten
    1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt (or to taste)
    3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)
    2 cans CAMPBELL’S® condensed tomato soup, red label (10.75 oz cans)
    2 1/2 cups water

Directions

1. Core cabbage to get rid of tough center.
2. Place cabbage in a large pot of rapidly boiling water with the cored end down. Cover and cook 5-8 minutes until soft enough to pull off leaves. Repeat until all large leaves are removed. (Note: I have not tried this, but I'm told that you can also place the cored head of cabbage in a microwave safe dish with 1/2 inch of water and microwave until the large leaves are softened, repeating as necessary.)
3. Shave some of the tough part from the thick vein on the middle of each cabbage leaf so that the leaf will roll easily.
4. Saute onion in oil until transparent.
5. Cook brown rice according to package directions.
6. In a large bowl, mix meat, onion, rice, egg, salt and pepper. (You may want to cook a small amount of this mixture to see if it is seasoned to your taste.)
7. Divide the meat mixture into 15 equal portions. (Mine are usually about 3 oz each.)
8. Place one of the meat mixture portions onto the inside of a cabbage leaf. I find it best to put the meat mixture at the bottom of the leaf and tuck in the sides while rolling to the top of the leaf.
9. Put the rack into a 4 quart pressure cooker. Chop the remaining cabbage and put it in the bottom. Loosely layer the cabbage rolls, seam side down.
10. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the two cans of tomato soup with the water, stir until smooth, then pour over the cabbage rolls making sure enough of the tomato mixture gets down through the layers to flavor all the cabbage rolls. Place any remaining cabbage leaves on top.
11. Place lid on top of pressure cooker and cook over high heat until weight begins to rock gently. (if your pressure cooker has different pounds of pressure, it should be set on 15.)
12. Reduce heat just enough that the weight continue to gently rock with the escaping steam. Cook for 25 minutes.
13. Remove from heat and let the pressure drop naturally, about 7 to 10 minutes.

Makes 15 cabbage rolls. These are even better the next day or they can be frozen and enjoyed at a later date.

Number of Servings: 15

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LAPBAND2008.






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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love galabki's but have a very busy life and never have time to make them. Here is a twist for the busy person. I shred my cabbage and par boil it just about 10 min, drain, layer the meat mixutre and the cabbage in the crock pot just like you do for lasagna. Cook on low 6-8hr's. or high for 4hrs - 2/19/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Save yourself a lot of work.Don't precook the rice plus freeze the head of cabbage fully, for about 3 days.Instead of cooking the cabbage, just thaw at room temp or in the MW. Thawed cabbage leaves are soft, like boiled leaves.They taste the same and are easier to work with.Pinkystayhome - 9/5/10

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  • I is just like I made it 30+ years ago... Easy to make and a nice cold weather favorite! Thank you for sharing it! I used the microwave as the extra hint suggested... Worked GREAT! - 10/21/13

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  • Really good. - 4/15/12

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  • I have made these cabbage rolls for many years We call the sarmas.. its a bohemian dish I add tomato juice instead of soup and I add sauerkraut on top for added flavor. I use the sour heads of cabbage which is cabbage covered in vinegar and left for a week in refrid.. makes a huge difference. - 6/21/11

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  • used veggie meat super good! - 5/6/11

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  • Raised on this and always enjoy these. - 4/20/11

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  • yum! this is my exact recipe, except I use all beef (no pork), and I just buy 92% lean beef. And I've been trying for 3 years to get my bf to pronounce it correctly lol. - 7/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My mother used to make stuffed cabbage and this recipe is very close to hers. All that was missing was some garlic. - 5/15/09

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  • wow, I forgot all about these, grandma use to make them all the time when we were young. It was a treat and we were always happy to visit grandma!
    She would use chopped tomatoes or stewed tomatoes instead of soup. - 5/14/09

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  • Thank you lapband2008 this is great - 5/7/09

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  • am having it for dinner tonight...yummy... - 2/8/09

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