Lazy Golubtsi

Lazy Golubtsi

Golubtsi or stuffed cabbage rolls are widely known dish in Russia, Belarus, Poland and Ukraine. These rolls are usually stuffed with a mixture of beef and pork mince, caramelized onions, rice, a lot of fresh parsley and baked in a creamy tomato sauce. Although in our family Golubtsi is one of the favorite dishes, I do not cook them very often. They are considered to be a meal for special occasions or weekends because they are quite time-consuming to make. The recipe of Lazy Golubtsi is super quick and easy to cook and taste doesn’t differ at all from the original.

servings: 2 | calories: 560 | cooking time: 15 min | weight: 100 gr / oz
Category: dairy-free, dehydrated, dinners, gluten-free, high-energy, keto, lightweight, one-pot, paleo-friendly

nutrition info:

calories: 560, protein: 44.2 g, carbs: 14.7 g, fat: 41 g, sugars: 8 g, dietary fiber: 3.7g, sodium: 468 mg

you'll need:

1 tablespoon olive oil
400 gs lean beef mince
1 cup riced cauliflower (or 2/3 cup cooked rice)
2 cups shredded cabbage
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2/3 cup beef stock
1 small onion

at home:

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Gently fry the onion stirring regularly.
Add the ground beef and cook until fully brown.
Stir in riced cauliflower. Cook together for about 5 minutes.
Add shredded cabbage, tomato paste beef stock. Season to taste.
Reduce heat to low, put a lid on and leave to simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until cabbage is soft.
Remove from the heat and cool thoroughly.
Spread the Lazy Golubtsi mixture on dehydrator trays covered with non-stick sheets or parchment paper.
Dehydrate at 63 °C (145 °F) for 10-12 hours until completely dried and brittle.
Divide the Lazy Golubtsi mixture into 2 equal portions and pack them into separate zip lock bags.

on the trail:

(To rehydrate one portion)
Pour dried Lazy Golubtsi mixture into a pot and add 1 cup water.
Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until rehydrated.

Freezer bag method:

Bring 1 cup water to a boil.
Carefully pour hot water into the bag with the Lazy Golubtsi mixture; stir well and seal.
Let sit in a cozy for 15-20 minute. Stir and enjoy.



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  1. Art on April 17, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Can ground turkey be used instead of beef? Is dehydrated turkey as “shelf stable” as beef?

    • Tanya Krezevska on April 17, 2020 at 10:42 am

      Sure! You can replace beef in this recipe to ground turkey. It’s shelf stable!

  2. Marnella on January 20, 2020 at 1:48 am

    The first step is to fry the onion in the oil. Onions aren’t in the list of ingredients.

  3. Erin on November 15, 2019 at 4:18 am

    How long would this be shelf stable or should it be stored in the freezer?

    • Tanya Krezevska on November 15, 2019 at 1:15 pm

      Hi Erin! The shelf life of dehydrated food depends on many factors. If dried and stored properly, it can last years! Anyway,if’d like to prolong the shelf life of your dehydrated food, pack in to vacuum-sealed bags and keep in the freezer.

      • Erin on November 16, 2019 at 3:26 am

        Ok, thanks. I’ve never dehydrated meat before so I was curious ?

  4. Pingee on June 20, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Excited to try this! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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