Paleo Cabbage Rolls (Golumbki)

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Paleo Cabbage Rolls (Golumbki) are like comfort food to me!

These Paleo Cabbage Rolls are hearty and freeze well so you can prep them ahead of time. Super tasty and grain-free! Grain-free & Whole30. | StupidEasyPaleo.com

These satisfying little rolls of meat and cabbage take me back to my childhood, and having a Polish grandmother meant that golumbki were often on the menu when we went to visit.

When I made this recipe, I instantly reminisced about her standing in the kitchen cooking for all of us. Traditionally, golumbki are made with rice so I substituted cauliflower to give a similar look and texture.

Grandma always used a can of Campbell’s tomato soup (contains corn syrup and gluten!) to pour over the golumbki while they cook, but I used plain crushed tomatoes to give the same flavor without any weird ingredients.

These Paleo Cabbage Rolls are hearty and freeze well so you can prep them ahead of time. Super tasty and grain-free! Grain-free & Whole30. | StupidEasyPaleo.com

This one takes a little bit of time to prepare so to make up for it, I threw it all in the slow cooker on low for 5 hours—you could bake them in the oven at 350°F for about 90 minutes. Or to make the process super easy, layer the ingredients in a dish, lazy-style.

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In a nutshell, you’ll cook the cabbage until it softens.

Then you’ll add the meat mixture into the cabbage leaves.

These Paleo Cabbage Rolls are hearty and freeze well so you can prep them ahead of time. Super tasty and grain-free! Grain-free & Whole30. | StupidEasyPaleo.com

You’ll roll them up into little bundles.

These Paleo Cabbage Rolls are hearty and freeze well so you can prep them ahead of time. Super tasty and grain-free! Grain-free & Whole30. | StupidEasyPaleo.com

And then you’ll bake the Paleo Cabbage Rolls in the oven. Yum!

Serve these with some greens for a complete meal…may I suggest my Simple Garlicky Greens?

These Paleo Cabbage Rolls are hearty and freeze well so you can prep them ahead of time. Super tasty and grain-free! Grain-free & Whole30. | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Paleo Cabbage Rolls (Golumbki)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Beef, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Ethnic, Gluten-Free, Whole30
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 472 kcal
Author: Steph Gaudreau

 These Paleo Cabbage Rolls are hearty and freeze well so you can prep them ahead of time. Super tasty and grain-free! Grain-free & Whole30.

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Ingredients

  • 1 head green cabbage large
  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 white onion diced finely
  • 1-1/2 cups cauliflower riced or grated
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 8 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 4 oz tomato sauce not pasta sauce

Instructions

  1. Rice or grate the cauliflower. I use the grating attachment on my food processor or you could grate by hand, but it’s a pain in the butt. Save 1-1/2 cups for this recipe and the rest for something else. It’s tasty fried up in this side dish.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the beef, pork, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Put a large pot of water on the stove over high heat. To prepare the cabbage for rolling, you’ll lightly boil it whole and peel the leaves off a few at a time. Cut the core out of the cabbage and place in the pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. As the leaves soften, you can peel them off with a spoon. Take care not to rip them in half. The whole process usually takes about 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can throw the whole cabbage in and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. The outermost leaves will become very soft but still usable. In either case, peel as many of the leaves off as you can and let cool a bit.
  4. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add a tablespoon of coconut oil or your fat of choice. Add the onion and grated cauliflower and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes until the onion is translucent and the cauliflower is softened. Turn off the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Combine the onion and cauliflower with the meat, and mix by hand to incorporate all the ingredients.
  6. Roll the golumbki by holding a cabbage leaf, concave side up with the stem toward you, and placing a large spoonful of the meat mixture at the stem end. Then roll forward, fold the sides in and end with the seam down.
  7. Mix the crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce in a bowl. Put ~1 cup in the bottom of the slow cooker (or casserole dish). Lay the golumbki in with the seam side down. Cover with the remaining tomato mixture once the slow cooker is full.
  8. For a slow cookers, cook on low for 5 hours. If using the oven, cover the top of the dish with foil and bake for 60-90 minutes at 350°F.

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Nutrition Facts
Paleo Cabbage Rolls (Golumbki)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 472 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 466mg 19%
Potassium 891mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 6.2%
Vitamin C 79.6%
Calcium 10.4%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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