Kielbasa and Cabbage327 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 30 min
- Ready In: 40 min
“This smoked, Polish sausage dish is great for company! It is super good and easy, and can be prepared well in advance of company arrival. Complete meal by adding baked potato, fruit salad, and bread.” - by KITKATY
Original recipe yields 6 servings
- In a large skillet, fry bacon over medium high heat until browned, turning once. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings, and place on paper towels.
- Stir water, sugar, onions, garlic, red pepper flakes, seasoned salt, and caraway seeds into drippings. Add cabbage, and gently stir. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Add kielbasa to the pan. Cook, covered, for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Crumble bacon over top, and serve hot.
Amount Per Serving (6 total)
- 377 cal
- 26 g
- 20.2 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (327)Rate This Recipe
"Oh my goodness, what a great recipe! I was just looking for something to use what I had in the freezer and pantry and happened on this. Didn't expect much, kind of a steamed cabbage/sausage meal, but ..." See morewhat a treat it turned out to be! The base recipe is great, but I used a bunch of other reviewers' ideas...I sauteed the onions and garlic in the bacon drippings, then added the other items. Rather than cutting it in quarters, I sliced the cabbage 1/2" wide, almost shredded. It wilts better that way. I also cubed 4-5 red potatoes, microwaved them to par-cook for 3 minutes, then added them to the pan with the cabbage. I also pan-fried the kielbasa separately to get it nice and browned, then added it for the final 10-15 minutes. The sugar caramelized the onions and cabbage wondefully, the red pepper added that great zingy contrast, and the potatoes brought another texture level. Delightful! I think the cabbage/potatoes/bacon mixture would make a great side dish as well, sans kielbasa. Thank you, Katherine!"
"Since my mother was Polish I've eaten this dish many times. You're right about the potatoes-more people use them in this dish than don't and very few put the caraway seeds in it. I'll tell you a littl..." See moree secret though. One reviewer came close when she said that she tried it with bowtie pasta. This meal is fantastic with kielbasa, cabbage and a bowl of buttered egg noodles on the side with a little salt and pepper. You'll think you've finally reached seventh heaven it's so tasty and filling. Real comfort food here."
"I loved this recipe. My grandparents, from Germany, would make something similar to this, and this was just as good! I did add 1 large baking potato cut into cubes to the cabbage mix, after I boiled..." See more the potato separately for about 15 minutes. I also sauteed the sausage in a separate skillet to keep them from getting soggy and that boiled taste once in the cabbage. Also, I only used 1 1/2 tsp of caraway seeds and it came out excellent! 3 tsp is way too much! I topped each dish off with a dollop of sour cream and it blended the flavors of all the ingredients perfectly! It was truly yummy! Thanks!"
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