Aunt Mary's Halupki


1 head cabbage
1 cup rice
2 cups chicken broth
1 medium onion
2-3 garlic cloves
1 pound hamburg
1 egg
1 can Contadina tomato sauce
1 can water


Steam cabbage, until the leaves pull away. Place in refrigerator for an hour or so to cool. Don’t forget to “core” the cabbage, makes it a whole lot easier to pull leaves. Cook rice in chicken broth. Saute onion and garlic and let cool. Combine onions, garlic, hamburg (uncooked), rice and egg. Mix with hands. Place handful of hamburg mixture in cabbage leaf and roll. Sides first, then ends. Pressure cooker (preferred), but you can use cook pot, begin to layer rolled cabbages in pot. Combine tomato sauce and water, and alternate: thin sauce layer, then cabbages, til you reach the top. Make sure you have enough tomato/water mixture to create sauce for halupkis. Cook for Approximately 1-1-½ hours on medium heat.


12 -20 servings

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Was this Aunt Mary from the Selembo family in Pennsylvania? I went to the Selembo reunion and my grandmother is Louise Selembo in Florida now.

The correct name is

The correct name is HOLUBKI
It is not halupki.