Ina Garten's Stuffed Cabbage a la Contessa | Barefoot Contessa | Food Network

Ina makes a classic Jewish comfort food — sweet and sour stuffed cabbage!
Subscribe to #discoveryplus to stream more of #BarefootContessa:
Get the recipe ▶
Subscribe to Food Network ▶

Ina throws open the doors of her Hamptons home for delicious food, dazzling entertaining ideas and good fun on Barefoot Contessa.

Welcome to Food Network, where learning to cook is as simple as clicking play! Grab your apron and get ready to get cookin’ with some of the best chefs around the world. We’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look at our best shows, take you inside our favorite restaurant and be your resource in the kitchen to make sure every meal is a 10/10!

Stuffed Cabbage
Level: Easy
Total: 1 hr 20 min
Prep: 20 min
Cook: 1 hr
Yield: 6 servings


3 tablespoons good olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions (2 onions)
2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes and their juice
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup raisins
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 large head Savoy or green cabbage, including outer leaves

For the filling:

2 1/2 pounds ground chuck
3 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onions
1/2 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
1/2 cup uncooked white rice
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


For the sauce, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan, add the onions, and cook over medium-low heat for 8 minutes, until the onions are translucent. Add the tomatoes, vinegar, brown sugar, raisins, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Remove the entire core of the cabbage with a paring knife. Immerse the head of cabbage in the boiling water for a few minutes, peeling off each leaf with tongs as soon as it s flexible. Set the leaves aside. Depending on the size of each leaf, you will need at least 14 leaves.

For the filling, in a large bowl, combine the ground chuck, eggs, onion, breadcrumbs, rice, thyme, salt, and pepper. Add 1 cup of the sauce to the meat mixture and mix lightly with a fork.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

To assemble, place 1 cup of the sauce in the bottom of a large Dutch oven. Remove the hard triangular rib from the base of each cabbage leaf with a small paring knife. Place 1/3 to 1/2 cup of filling in an oval shape near the rib edge of each leaf and roll up toward the outer edge, tucking the sides in as you roll. Place half the cabbage rolls, seam sides down, over the sauce. Add more sauce and more cabbage rolls alternately until you ve placed all the cabbage rolls in the pot. Pour the remaining sauce over the cabbage rolls. Cover the dish tightly with the lid and bake for 1 hour or until the meat is cooked and the rice is tender. Serve hot.

Subscribe to our channel to fill up on the latest must-eat recipes, brilliant kitchen hacks and content from your favorite Food Network shows.

#InaGarten #BarefootContessa #FoodNetwork #StuffedCabbage

Ina Garten’s Stuffed Cabbage a la Contessa | Barefoot Contessa | Food Network

17 Replies to “Ina Garten's Stuffed Cabbage a la Contessa | Barefoot Contessa | Food Network”

  1. ????????A lot of people would love this recipe if it was on khal You should definitely add it there ????????????


  2. Your videos are always so visually stunning, I love watching them! ????

  3. This is easy and one can prepare much of it ahead. Great recipe for a nice hot dinner that needn't be fancy, but thoughtful.

  4. I love gawumpki, especially with a splash of vinegar and dollop of sour cream. I've maybe got try the sweet and sour sauce instead of just the tomato variety.

  5. They are yummy! I use nappa cabbage its more thin to me anyway.They freeze well if your into that. I live in NYC and I noticed cabbage was 59 cents a pound and watching this video Im going in the morning to get what I need it's been a long time since I have made this. Cabbage does make some people have gas. I only mention it because I do get a bloated feeling in my tummy.

Comments are closed.