Golumpki Soup Recipe

Arriving home, Sister asked “Where’d y’eat?”. “Flap Jack Shack, 3 times”, my personal answer, as it’s my father’s regular haunt. Year”Did you have the soup?”, and I immediately knew she meant Golumpki soup, which her Grandpa had turned her onto last. The skies are crying (to my vegetable garden’s delight) and it seems like an appropriate day for soup, so I’m going out to get the ingredients to make it for her tonight while yesterday was a warm 88 degrees, today.

Well, there is not much on the web about Golumpki soup, however  in my Polish Cookery Book (by Marja Ochorowicz-Monatowa), there exists  a Stuffed Cabbage Roll recipe called “Golqbki de Slodkiej”, Bingo! Also known as Golabki, it’s a dish that is polish of packed with ground beef, chopped onions, rice and tomatoes. Therefore  I’m marrying numerous recipes together to create something new, going to vet it by my private chef first, of course.

GOLUMPKI SOUP
1 qt. beef stock
1 qt. water
1 TBL. coconut oil
1 lb. ground meat
3 pieces bacon, chopped
2 TBL. butter
2 c. chopped fresh cabbage
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cans broken tomatoes
1 c. cooked rice
Salt and pepper

In frying-pan, prepare bacon until crisp, reserving 1 TBL. bacon fat. Clean pan and brown beef in reserved bacon fat, drain and set  aside. In large pot, melt butter and saute cabbage, onion and garlic. When softened, include stock, water, beef, bacon, tomatoes, and rice. Let simmer 45 minutes and period to flavor.

Happy November, everyone!  Let me discuss to  you a favorite autumn dish that my babcia, Freda, utilized to make. It’s a staple in many Polish homes, and it’s pronounced  “Gowumpkey”. I still remember coming home from school because of  the heavenly smell of this cabbage that is stuffed during  the oven.  It’s simple to make and tasty!