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

at home:

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Gently fry the onion stirring regularly.

lazy golubtsi step 1

Add the ground beef and cook until fully brown.

lazy golubtsi step 2, dehydrated backpacking meals

Stir in riced cauliflower. Cook together for about 5 minutes.

lazy golubtsi step 3

Add shredded cabbage, tomato paste beef stock. Season to taste.

lazy golubtsi step 5


Reduce heat to low, put a lid on and leave to simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until cabbage is soft.

lazy golubtsi step 5, dehydrated backpacking meals, unstuffed cabbage rolls


Remove from the heat and cool thoroughly.
Spread the Lazy Golubtsi mixture on dehydrator trays covered with non-stick sheets or parchment paper.

lazy golubtsi step 6

Dehydrate at 63 °C (145 °F) for 10-12 hours until completely dried and brittle.

lazy golubtsi step 7

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 Comment

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

    Excited to try this! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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