Halupki Recipe

Halupki Recipe


How To Make Halupki

A classic Russian side, enjoy a filling bite in this stuffed cabbage or halupki recipe, made with ground beef & pork, rice, and tomato sauce.

Prep: 45 mins
Cook: 2 hrs 45 mins
Total: 3 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 cabbage head, cored
  • water, to cover
  • lbs lean ground beef
  • lbs ground pork
  • cups white rice, cooked
  • ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt, plus additional ¼ tsp
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 28 oz tomato sauce, (1 can)
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 2⅔ tbsp white sugar


  1. Place the cabbage in a stockpot with enough water to cover.
  2. Add ¼ teaspoon salt to the water and cabbage.

  3. Bring water to a boil over medium-high heat. Turn cabbage every 2 to 3 minutes and remove leaves that separate from cabbage and place in a strainer to cool. Boil for about 15 minutes until all the leaves have cooked.

  4. Reserve 12 ounces of cabbage water.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  6. Trim thick center vein off of the bottom of each cabbage leaf.

  7. In a large bowl thoroughly mix together, ground beef, ground pork, rice, chopped onion, fresh parsley, egg, garlic powder, remaining salt, and pepper.

  8. Lightly pack a small amount of meat mixture and place it in the center of the cabbage leaf.

  9. Fold sides over the filling and start at the stem and roll the cabbage up until the meat is encased. Repeat with remaining leaves and filling.
  10. Cut the leftover leaves into pieces and place them into the bottom of a roasting pan.

  11. Layer the stuffed cabbage rolls over the cut leaves.
  12. In a bowl, mix the tomato sauce, reserved cabbage water, white vinegar, and white sugar.
  13. Pour the tomato sauce mixture over the cabbage rolls.
  14. Cover roasting pan with aluminum foil.
  15. Bake in preheated oven for about 2½ hours until the ground beef mixture is no longer pink in the center. Baste stuffed cabbage rolls every hour.

  16. Serve and enjoy.


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