Happy New year! 2011

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Galubtzi – American style

Russian Stuffed Cabbages or Golubtsi or Golubtsy

Russian Stuffed Cabbages or Golubtsi or Golubtsy

 

 

Ingredients for Golubtsi:
2 1/2 cups white rice
2 Medium Cabbages – for leaves and about 2 cups chopped.
1.5 pounds ground beef
1 pound ground chicken
2 eggs
6 medium carrots, grated (4 for meat mix, 2 for “Podliva” sauce)
(1) 24- 26 oz can of Mushroom spaghetti sauce
4 tbsp white wine (or champagne-hehehe )
oil
butter

sour cream

seasoning you like
Salt


How to make Golubtsy:
Cooking Cabbage
1. Rinse 2  cups white rice and cook in 4 cups water with 2 tbsp butter and 1 tsp salt. Cover and simmer for about 14 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed.
2. Fill 2/3 of  large soup pot with water. Bring to a boil. Add 1/2 tbsp salt and 4 tbsp wine with some oil.
3. Peal and discard the top two leaves from each cabbage. Use a knife to cut out the core of each cabbage
4. Put first cabbage in water, cork down, for about 5 minutes, then rotate and continue cooking. You will pull off leaves as they begin to soften.
5. Repeat with the second cabbage.  I usually do this with 2 pots to save time.  You can also use colored cabbage for variety.

6. Reserve about 2 cups of water from the pot

 

Stuffing/ Meat Mixture Prep
1. Mix ground meats and rice together in a large bowl.
2. Grate and fry 4 carrots and chopped cabbage (about 1 cup) in 3 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp butter. Once they are soft, add 1/4 can tomato sauce and saute another minute.

3. Add carrot mixture to rice and meat. Add 2 eggs and 1 tbsp salt. Mix well (it’s easier to mix with a metal spatula)

 

 

Cutting & Stuffing Cooked Leaves:

I just roll them up like a burrito.  You can roll them any way really

(Sauce)
1. Heat 2 tbsp oil. Saute 2 grated carrots and 1 cup cabbage with 1 tsp spices. Stir until soft. Add 1 tbsp sour cream and 3/4 cup tomato sauce. Saute another minute and remove from heat.

2. As you stuff your cabbage, arrange them either in a pot for the oven. Pour sauce over the Golubtsy and add enough reserved water to almost cover goloobtsi (2 cups and about 1 cup water).  Bake at 475 degrees F (or as high as your oven will go) for 15-25 minutes depending on yours temperature. When it bubbles, reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake 1 hour.


Also on the menu:

Brownies – Betty Crocker

and Sparkling California wine (champagne is overrated and doesn’t taste that good.  :))

Happy New Year!

We will watch the ball drop from the comfort of our living room.

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2 Responses to Happy New year! 2011

  1. j says:

    Ah that so sweet….!

  2. txlady706 says:

    j:
    Happy, healthy, joyful and spiritual New YEAR – All year!

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