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Ribs ‘N’ Stuffed Cabbage

This recipe is one that I remember my Grandma Olah making often. She usually served it with sour cream on the side and fresh seeded rye bread.—Paul Joseph Yuhas, Denver, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Cook: 45 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds pork spareribs
  • 1 large head cabbage (3-1/4 pounds)
  • 1-1/4 pounds uncooked ground beef
  • 1 pound uncooked ground pork
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (29 ounces) tomato puree
  • 1 package (32 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and drained

Directions

  • Place ribs in two 13-in. x 9-in. in baking pans. Cover and bake at 325° for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, remove core from cabbage. In a large kettle, cook cabbage in boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Remove outer leaves when softened. Return cabbage to boiling water until 12 leaves are softened and removed. Save remaining cabbage for another use.
  • Remove thick center veins from the leaves. In a bowl, combine the beef, pork, onions, rice, garlic, salt and pepper. Place about 1/2 cup on each cabbage leaf. Fold in sides; roll up, starting at an unfolded edge.
  • Drain ribs. Spread 1/4 cup tomato puree and 1 cup sauerkraut in Dutch oven. Layer with ribs, 1 cup sauerkraut, cabbage rolls, remaining sauerkraut and remaining puree. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook over medium-low heat for 45-55 minutes or until ribs are tender and a thermometer inserted into cabbage rolls read 160°. Serve with a slotted spoon or thicken juices if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 458 calories, 26g fat (10g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 836mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 35g protein.

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  • lms648
    Oct 17, 2015

    Delicious! The only thing I added was a little smoked paprika, just because we like it.Exactly the recipe I was looking for, tasted like my mother made it. It's a keeper for me! Thanks for sharing:)

  • Blarney1
    Jun 30, 2010

    Awesome!

  • Blarney1
    Apr 18, 2010

    The best stuffed cabbage recipe I have ever had and the short ribs are out of this world!!! Thanks Paul Joseph Yuhas!!!

  • Luvhappy2
    Mar 12, 2009

    I grew up in a polish family and this is the only way I saw stuffed cabbage made. It brought back some memories..I will be making it this week for sure!! Thank you!!