Got Swiss Chard? Make Swiss Chard Golumpki!

Updated: Aug 6, 2020

With summer in full swing, I am always working on new veggie recipes to make the harvest as tasty as possible. I wanted to use my swiss chard in a traditional Polish dish called Golumpki(), aka Stuffed Cabbage. This is a family recipe I was raised with (using cabbage), but I decided to up the ante by using Swiss Chard in lieu of cabbage. Know this, I am Polish and Italian - so the fusion is real! Both sides make amazing food - so why else wouldn't my wires get crossed - in a good way.

Stuffed Cabbage:

16 Swiss Chard Large Leaves

2 lbs of ground meat (turkey or beef)

1 cups brown rice (uncooked)

Saute Together:

1 medium onion

7 garlic cloves

1 bell pepper

6 mushrooms

3 tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Mix together the meat, rice and sauted veggies. Once thoroughly mixed, it's time to roll! Use approximately 3 tbsp of mixture in each roll. Single large leaves will work fine, but if the leaves are smaller you can use 2 leaves to make your rolls. Watch video for proper rolling technique.

The Sauce:

2 large cans tomato juice (use enough to cover over the Golumpki

Cook for approximately 1 hour in crockpot on low. Check after 30 minutes, the leaves should start to change color. Do not stop cooking until the rice is completely cooked. Once the rice and meat are thoroughly cooked and the leaves are tender the Golumpki is ready!


Special Music Credit and Thanks: Bushwick Tarantella by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Source: Artist:

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