Packed with Whole Tomatoes! Hot and Comforting Cabbage Rolls

Packed with Whole Tomatoes! Hot and Comforting Cabbage Rolls

The simmered dish will warm up your family body and soul! This recipe has whole tomatoes and chunks of onion in it and comes from my mother. It makes me feel nostalgic and warm inside.

Ingredients: 4 rolls

8-10 leaves
Ground meat・
4 slices
as needed
Whole Tomatoes・
1 can
Same amount as one can of tomatoes
Natural salt and pepper・, Bay leaf・
a little


1. Prepare the cabbage, and steam for about 5 minutes.
2. Add the ground meat, roughly chopped onions, salt and pepper, and eggs to a bowl and mix together.
3. Cut off the hard part of the cabbage stem.
4. Divide the meat up into 4 equal portions and wrap it up in the steamed cabbage. Wrap with bacon, and secure with a toothpick.
5. Add the same amount of water as the tomato can, and don't break the tomatoes. Add the bullion and bay leaf.
6. Cover with a lid and boil for about 30 minutes.
7. Serve onto plates and enjoy.

Story Behind this Recipe

Personal history: These are my late mother's cabbage rolls. The chunky tomato-packed broth tastes a bit like borscht. The chunks of onion enhance the texture. This is the secret behind the deliciousness. I serve this to my poor tired husband when the weather turns cool. I hope you give it a try too!