Main Dishes

Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls


Winter is the season for hearty Hungarian dishes. Cabbage is a favorite winter food that can be prepared in many delicious ways. Stuffed cabbage is one of the most popular classics and it usually makes the Christmas and New Year\\\'s Eve menus in most homes. Preparation varies according to region and family, people prepare them not only on the stovetop, but also in the oven. Stuffed cabbage rolls come in many variations, the filling can be ground beef, pork, or chicken, the sauce can be plain

Ingredients for 4 people:
· 700 grams (24.7 ounces) of sauerkraut
· 8 pickled cabbage leaves (or boiled cabbage leaves)
· 250 grams (8.8 ounces) of minced pork
· 1 egg
· 2 cloves of garlic - minced
· 2 medium onions - finely chopped
· 50 grams (1.8 ounces) of rice
· 3 tablespoons of sweet paprika powder
· 2 teaspoons of ground caraway seeds
· 1 bay leaf
· 2 level tablespoons of flour
· 1 level coffee spoon of ground black pepper
· Sour cream
Directions: 1. In a medium pot, sauté the onions in lard or vegetable oil over low heat, stirring frequently, until translucent. Do not let them burn. Salt lightly to help tenderize them. The onion should be cut into very, very small pieces. Add a small amount of water, if necessary, to prevent sticking to the pan. 2. Remove the pot from the heat, add 1.5-2 tablespoons of sweet Hungarian paprika, stir well. Go by the color, if it is pale, rather orange than red, add a bit more paprika. Do not burn the paprika or it will become bitter. 3. Combine the ground pork, egg, rice, garlic, half of the sautéed onions mixed with paprika, ground black pepper, and salt to taste. 4. Flatten the cabbage leaves or remove the thick stalks from the center. Form 8 meatballs. Place 1 ball on each leaf, and roll it up firmly, folding the edges under. 5. Rinse the sauerkraut under running water. 6. Spread half the sauerkraut over the rest of the onion-paprika mixture. Add the bay leaf, sprinkle with 1 level tablespoon of flour and one 1 teaspoon of ground caraway seeds. 7. Place the cabbage rolls on top and cover with the remaining sauerkraut. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of sweet paprika powder, the 1 level tablespoon of flour and 1 teaspoon of ground caraway seeds. 8. Pour water over (about 2 cups or a bit less). The water should not cover the sauerkraut, but when you press it with a wooden spoon, you should see the water. 9. Cover and put it in the preheated oven (180°C/350F) and cook for about 2 hours. 10. Serve with sour cream.


10205% DV

2640% DV

9973% DV

1195% DV

9860% DV