Don't you just love recipes passed down through the generations? I do, and I'm thrilled that Jennifer Hallmark was willing to share this recipe today. Check out...Halupki or Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
One of my favorite dishes Mom makes for the
family is halupki. It was passed down from her mother. When Mom was a child,
her mother, Lena, would rise early, cooking for a houseful of children. She
would go to the slaughterhouse for fresh ground beef. As Grandma mixed the
ground beef and rice, Grandpa would sneak bites of the raw beef mixture,
certainly not recommended today. Grandma harvested cabbage from her garden
across the road from the house. Enjoy!
Halupki or Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
2 ½ pounds lean ground beef
Salt, pepper, Nature Seasoning, to taste
Wash rice, cook only ten minutes. Drain
excess water, rinse, then set aside. Fry bacon and onion until golden brown.
Drain excess oil.
Put rice in large mixing bowl. Mix in ground
beef, bacon and onions and mix well; add seasonings. Set aside.
Cut cabbage, core out about two inches deep
and place head of cabbage in boiling water to steam until leaves can be removed
easily. Repeat until you remove all cabbage leaves that are big enough to roll.
Line the bottom of a large pot with leaves you don’t use.
Scoop filling and place in leave, tucking in
ends and rolling. Pack stuffed cabbage in pot, then fill with sauce, adding hot
water until barely covered. Place a plate on top, weighted down to keep stuffed
cabbage from floating. Cook on medium low for an hour. Good served with hot
sauce or ketchup.
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Meet Jennifer Hallmark: writer by nature, artist at heart, and daughter of God by His grace. She loves to read detective fiction from the Golden Age, watch movies like LOTR, and play with her two precious granddaughters. At times, she writes. Jennifer and her husband, Danny, have spent their married life in Alabama and have a basset hound, Max.
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