How to make it

  • Blanche the cabbage in a big pot of hot water so you can remove the leaves, or until they are soft enough to roll.
  • cook the rice for 5-8 minutes only, then rinse to get the starch off and add it to the meat mixture.
  • Add to the meat all the spices and add the eggs, mix well.
  • take a cabbage leaf and cut the thick stem part off and reserve.
  • now take a leaf and put a small amount or what ever size of meat at the large stem end and roll, stuff the 2 edges back into the roll.
  • Put a layer of saurkraut, then the rolls, then saurkraut, then rolls you need to save room in the middle of the pot for the ham hock,
  • then continue with the layers.
  • Once all the leaves are rolled cut up the remaining cabbage and put on the top.
  • Then mix you tomatoe paste with enough water to cover all of the rolls to the top.
  • Simmer on low til done, don't use high heat or you'll burn the bottom and it will make it taste burnt.
  • Good luck, I also freeze half the pot for later,everyone that's ever had it loves it. This recipe has been in my family forever and I think this is the first time I ever gave it to any one. Just make sure you taste the mixture as you go, most of us Hungarians do not measure, it's a pinch of this and a pinch of that.
  • You may also add caraway seeds to the kraut if desired.
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    " It was excellent "
    windy1950 ate it and said...
    Ohhhhhhhhhh, I am loving this!! Thanks and ^5 ;-)
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  • carmenperez 9 years ago
    Hi mama uh
    its been a wile
    how are you
    so i just love this recipe mine is delicios
    but yours sounds even better
    ill make yours
    god bless
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    " It was excellent "
    recipediva ate it and said...
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    " It was excellent "
    rainbowgirl ate it and said...
    My Hungarian great auntie made this for me once years ago and i will never ever forget the taste. I love this stuff, in fact i adore it! now that i have the recipe i can be a glutton for it! :)
    its so beautiful!
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    " It was excellent "
    justabeginner ate it and said...
    "pigs in a Blanket" is one of my favorites, even my kids ate it. I will save this recipe for sure.

    Happy New Year!!
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  • desireesweet 10 years ago
    I cant wait to try this one. Sounds like my grandmother's recipe, perfect!
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  • darbar 10 years ago
    This sounds really good! Thanks.
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  • spicey571 10 years ago
    MMMMM that sounds great!I believe I will have to try this next week and suprise mom.
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    " It was excellent "
    tpatti ate it and said...
    I have had this many times, but I too had never heard of using a ham hock. In my opinion it could only make a good thing, even better!
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    " It was excellent "
    leroux ate it and said...
    This is amazing!! ALL your recipes look good!I gave this one a 5,even though it should be a 100!
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    " It was not good "
    coffeebean53 ate it and said...
    Having made this serve with lots of mashed potatoes and homemade rolls to sop up all the fabulous flavor and serve with a dollop of sour cream. IT'S HEAVEN!!!

    Now to send an email to group recipes to fix my goof up on the rating. (looking sheepish: this isn't the first time I've had to do that, I can't seem to get the hang of the fork thingy.)
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  • clbacon 10 years ago
    This does sound fabulous! Thanks for sharing.
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  • krumkake 10 years ago
    Oh, I'm loving the sounds of this - I've never made stuffed cabbage with a smoked ham hock, nor have I added a layer of sauerkraut. This sounds fabulous!!
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