Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Cabbage Rolls?

Making cabbage rolls today.I've made them before but I'm wondering about a couple things.
Is it better to just boil the entire head of cabbage at once and then remove the leaves as they soften?
Or take the leaves off and boil them individually?
It seems when I remove the leaves 1st that a lot of them are getting torn.
Is there a better method to this? it better to stuff with raw meat and then cook or cook the meat first and stuff the rolls then?

Thankyou!!! :)


Asked by kimberlyinberea at 8:59 AM on Apr. 5, 2011 in Food & Drink

Level 29 (39,262 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (7)
  • Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Cabbage Rolls
    1TB packed brown sugar
    1 large head green cabbage
    1 can (15 oz.) black beans or red kidney beans, rinsed and drained (or 1.5 cups home cooked)
    1 cup cooked brown rice
    1/2 cup chopped carrots
    1/2 cup chopped celery
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    3-1/2 cups marinara sauce or meatless spaghetti sauce (jarred or home cooked)
    1/3 cup raisins
    3 TB lemon juice


    Answer by rkoloms at 5:51 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Steam the whole head and remove as they soften.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 9:05 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Cook the meat first then stuff them.:)

    Answer by liss05 at 12:12 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • I steam the head, but roll them with raw meat mixture.

    Answer by salexander at 12:28 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Cook the meat first then stuff them. Thats how its best !

    Answer by christinahenry at 3:12 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • good questions. Now I want stuffed cabbage rolls.

    Answer by momoflilangel at 11:01 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Remove 8 large outer leaves from head of cabbage. In a Dutch oven cook cabbage leaves in boiling water for 4 to 5 minutes or just until leaves are limp. Drain cabbage leaves. Trim the thick rib in center of each leaf. Set leaves aside. Shred 4 cups of the remaining cabbage; place shredded cabbage in a 3-1/2 to 6 quart crock pot. In medium bowl combine beans, cooked rice, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, and 1/2 cup of the marinara sauce. Divide bean mixture evenly among the 8 cabbage leaves, using about 1/3 cup per leaf. Fold sides of leaf over filling and roll up. Repeat with remaining cabbage rolls Combine remaining marinara sauce, raisins, lemon juice, and brown sugar. Pour about half of the sauce mixture over shredded cabbage in cooker. Stir to mix. Place cabbage rolls atop shredded cabbage. Top with remaining sauce. Cover and cook on LOW heat setting for 7 to 9 hours or on HIGH heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours. Caref

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:51 AM on Apr. 6, 2011