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Scottish Cabbage Rolls

Hearty, meaty cabbage rolls (holubsti) stuffed with ground beef, rice, mushrooms, smothered in a tomato sauce and gluten-free!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Ukrainian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 24 servings
Calories 186kcal
Author Terri's Mom (Edith Konoplenko)


  • 1 large cabbage
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 4 cups of brown rice
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms can substitute canned
  • 1 cup ketchup add additional to taste
  • 2 10 oz cans condensed tomato soup * gluten-free


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F and spray a large casserole dish or roaster pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Cook cabbage in microwave for 10 minutes, and then cool. Turn and return to microwave and cook for another 10 minutes (Mom started to use this method when she got a microwave in the 1980’s because it’s much faster)
  • Remove core from cabbage and carefully remove cabbage leaves. Return to microwave for another 5 minutes if the leaves aren’t flexible enough and they don’t come off easily – be careful, as they will tear.
  • Brown ground beef with chopped onion on stove top. Add mushrooms when beef is nearly done. Cook until meat is browned and onions and mushrooms are soft
  • Cook rice until done.
  • Mix ground beef mixture, rice and ketchup together in large bowl. Add additional ketchup to your liking.
  • Roll about a tablespoon of the filling up in the cabbage roll by (this amount will depend on the size of each cabbage leaf) 
  • Place gently in prepared pan and pour tomato soup over the cabbage rolls
  • Bake in oven for about 2 hours or until cabbage is tender. Serve warm


NOTE: You can slow cook these for 6 hours on low in your crock put as well.
Nutrition Facts
Scottish Cabbage Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 cabbage roll)
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 251mg7%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 14.7mg18%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1cabbage roll | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 14.7mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.2mg