Golabki – Polish Cabbage Rolls

Golabki – Polish Cabbage Rolls

Golabki are delicious Polish cabbage rolls stuffed with minced meat. Enjoy them for Christmas dinner or for any other special meal!

COOK TIME1 hour 30 minutes
TOTAL TIME2 hours 30 minutes


  • Large cabbage head
  • 1.3 lbs of minced meat
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of cooked rice
  • 8-12 oz of Veggie bouillon
  • Salt, Pepper, Marjoram


  • 2 cups of tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • Salt, Pepper, Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of butter


    1. Cook the rice, then chop onion and garlic and gently fry it on a pan. Once it’s all ready wait for it to cool down.
    2. Meanwhile, hollow the cabbage, then transfer to a big pot and boil for 10-15 minutes.
    3. Remove the cooked cabbage, separate the leaves and cut out thick ribs out of each big leaf.
      Place small leaves and those that ripped in the process at the bottom of your giant pot again to avoid burning.
    4. In a large bowl mix meat, cooked onion and garlic, rice, with salt, pepper and marjoram.
    5. Put the stuffing on each cabbage leaf and roll the cabbage rolls. Make sure they are tightly compressed. Then place the rolls in your giant pot again.
    6. Cover it with veggie bouillon and cook for about 35-40 minutes.
    7. While the golabki are cooking, prepare the sauce. In a saucepan melt the butter and when it’s melted, slowly add the flour.
    8. Then pour in a cup of the boiled billion from the pot with golabki into the pan with the roux.
    9. Bring to boil, then add tomato puree. Bring to boil again and season with salt, pepper and desired spices.
    10. Serve with mashed potatoes.



This recipe can be easily made vegetarian by replacing minced meat with lentils and soybeans. Alternatively, you can also add finely chopped mushrooms – whether it’s meat or veggie option.

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  • Sounds yummy, I’ll give it a go soon. Thanks

    Jeanne June 30, 2022 1:36 pm Reply

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