Barbara Walters' Mother's Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 30m
Ready In

Recipe: #40009

January 12, 2023

"This makes a lot and could be freezer meals or you could cut down ,it takes some time to do so would be better as freezer meals lol They are supposed to be very good Serve over wide egg noodles,or rice"

Original is 24 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (316.6 g)
  • Calories 267.3
  • Total Fat - 11.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 125.8 mg
  • Sodium - 3272 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 20.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 13 g
  • Protein - 18.8 g
  • Calcium - 50.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 20.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In large bowl

Step 2

Combine ground beef, salt, pepper, celery salt, catsup, eggs and crushed crackers.

Step 3

Mix with hands just until mixture is well combined.

Step 4

Cut out and discard hard center core of cabbage. Place cabbage in large kettle.

Step 5

Pour boiling water over it

Step 6

Let stand until leaves are flexible and can be removed easily from the head, about 5 minutes.

Step 7

If necessary, return cabbage to hot water to soften inner leaves.

Step 8

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 9

Using a 1/4 cup measure, scoop up a scant 1/4 cup meat mixture.

Step 10

With hands, form into rolls, 3 inches long and 1 inch wide, making about 28 rolls in all.

Step 11

Place each meat roll on a drained cabbage leaf

Step 12

Fold top of leaf over meat, then fold sides and roll up into an oblong.

Step 13

Continue rolling remaining meat rolls and cabbage leaves.

Step 14

In bottom of lightly greased Pam sprayed 12 x 11 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch roasting pan, spread chopped onion evenly.

Step 15

Arrange cabbage rolls in neat rows on top of onion.

Step 16

In 2 quart saucepan

Step 17

Combine chili sauce (pour water in and shake to get all the chili sauce )and grape jelly with 1/4 cup water

Step 18

Heat over medium heat, stirring to melt jelly.

Step 19

Pour over cabbage rolls.

Step 20

Cover pan tightly with foil.

Step 21

Bake 2 hours.

Step 22

Remove foil

Step 23

Brush rolls with sauce

Step 24

Bake, uncovered, 40 minutes longer or until sauce is thick and syrupy and cabbage rolls are glazed.

Step 25

Serve with sauce spooned over rolls.


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