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Lazy Holubtsi (Lazy Cabbage Rolls)

Despite the name, this dish is better defined as a casserole rather than rolls per se. The taste is almost as great, so I strongly recommend that you take a look at this recipe and treat yourself to this divine Ukrainian dish whenever you are craving a truly yummy dinner.  
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For the meat:

  • 1 lb meat
  • ½ cup (1.6 oz)   rice 
  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • salt and pepper 

For the sauce:

  • 1 pack (14 oz) coleslaw
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bell peppers 
  • 2 cans (1.5 pint) tomato sauce
  • ½ cup (4 oz)  sour cream
  • salt and pepper 
  • paprika
  • salt
  • sunflower oil 


How to Make Lazy Holubtsi (Lazy Cabbage Rolls):

  • Dice the onion and pepper. Grate the carrot.
  • Sauté the onions until golden brown.
  • Add the pepper, carrots, and coleslaw. 
  • Season and sauté while grinding the meat.
  • Grind the meat, onions, and garlic. Add the rice and mix well. 
  • Roll the meat into balls, just a tad bigger than a golf ball.
  • Line the bottom of a pot with the cabbage mixture.
  • Layering the meatballs and cabbage. You will have a few layers depending on the pot size. Make the cabbage mixture the last layer to prevent dryness.
  • Mix the tomato sauce with the sour cream.
  • Season the mixture with salt, pepper, paprika, and a bit of sugar to balance the acidity of the tomato sauce. 
  • Pour the sauce over the layered meat and cabbage mixture. Make sure to covers it.
  • Bring the whole dish to the boil. Turn the heat down to medium and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Serve warm. 
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