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Stuffed Cabbage Cooking

Indios de Guiso (Colombian-Style Stuffed Cabbage)

Erica Dinho
5 from 16 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 4 servings


  • 12 cabbage leaves
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 scallion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • ¼ cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 large cooked and diced potato
  • 2 cooked eggs chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups chopped tomato
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk


  • To make the cabbage rolls, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Using a sharp paring knife, cut out the core from the cabbage. Lower the cabbage into the boiling water and cook until the leaves soften, about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool. When the cabbage is cool enough to handle, gently peel off 12 large outer leaves. Drain the leaves and let cool.
  • o make the filling: In a large pot over medium heat, heat the oil, add the onion, red bell pepper, scallion, tomato and garlic to the pot and sautué over medium heat until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the pork, beef, cumin and beef broth.
  • Add the cooked egg, cooked potato and bread crumbs. Stir well and set aside.
  • To make the sauce, heat the butter in a large sauce pan, add the onions, and cook over medium-low heat for 8 minutes, until the onions are translucent. Add the tomatoes, red bell pepper, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes more. Add the milk and chicken broth. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • To assemble: Remove the hard triangular rib from the base of each cabbage leaf with a small sharp knife. Place about ¼ 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 the cabbage rolls, seam sides down, over the sauce in the sauce pan and cook covered for about 15 minutes over low heat. Serve hot.
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