Also known as cabbage rolls or stuffed cabbage. This is one of the few ethnic dishes that I remember from my childhood. There are a number of variations ( i.e. raisins in the filling or a crushed tomato sauce) but I kept this one simple, using the tomato soup that I remember for the sauce .


Head of cabbage
1 pound of hamburger
1 small onion, diced
1 cup of cooked white rice
1 egg
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 can of tomato soup


1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Core the head of cabbage. Remove any damaged outer leaves. Peel off about 8 or 9  leaves. Trim the thick vein on the outer part of the leaves. Plunge them into the boiling water for a couple of minutes until they soften. Drain and set aside on paper towels.
2. Put the hamburger, onion, cooked rice, egg, salt and pepper and a couple of tablespoons of the tomato soup into a bowl and mix well.
3. Put a lump of filling on each cabbage leaf and roll it into a neat little package. You should have enough filling for 8 or 9 rolls.
4. Place the rolls in a sauté pan or a heavy bottom pan that can go from stove top to oven. Cover the rolls with the tomato soup and just enough water to rinse out the can. Bring to a boil on the top of the stove. Cover and put in a 350 over for about 35 to 40 minutes.

If any of my cousins are reading this, this tastes like what we used to have when we were kids!


About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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1 Response to Galumpkis

  1. Janet says:

    I remember eating these at your parent’s house when we were kids. At some point along the way, I got your mother’s recipe which is tucked away somewhere. You have now inspired me to make them once again. A Polish tradition that jogs wonderful childhood memories!

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