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Polish Cabbage Rolls {Galumpkis} {Celebrating Our Heritage Series}

Polish Cabbage Rolls {Galumpkis} {Celebrating Our Heritage Series}

Polish Cabbage Rolls {Galumpkis} are cabbage leaves stuffed with a mixture of ground meat, spices and rice that are baked in a tomato sauce. Healthy and delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Polish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 galumpkis
Calories 219kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


Large Stock Pot
Mixing bowl
Large Roasting pan or rimmed large Cookie sheet
Sharp knife


  • 1 Head of cabbage
  • 1 pound Ground beef or turkey
  • 1 Large egg
  • 3/4 Cup Uncooked long grain rice ,can also be precooked (if using brown rice you should precook as its cook time is longer)
  • 1/4 Cup ,chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper

For the sauce

  • 1 ,28 ounce can Crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F.
  • Fill a large stock pot with water and bring to a boil. Add whole head of cabbage and simmer until leaves begin to loosen and can be easily removed from head. (Once outer leaves are removed you may need to leave cabbage in a bit longer to loosen the leaves that were covered)
  • Once leaves are removed and cool enough to handle remove the hard vein from center of each cabbage leaf.
  • In a large mixing bowl mix mix ground beef with rice, parsley, egg, salt and pepper.
  • Spoon about 1/4 cup of meat mixture onto the center of a cabbage leaf and roll over once then tuck sides of the leaf in and continue to roll up to encase the meat mixture.
  • Place in a casserole dish with the seem side down.
  • Continue until you use all of your meat mixture. You may not use all of the cabbage leaves depending how big the head of cabbage is.
  • Pour crushed tomatoes over cabbage rolls and season with salt and pepper
  • Cover casserole with foil and place in oven for 30-40 minutes.
  • Remove foil and serve.


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 467mg | Potassium: 531mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 58.7mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1.8mg