Sausage and Beer Stew

    1 hour

    This is an easy one pot dinner that includes potatoes, carrots, kielbasa sausage, cabbage and as the name suggests, beer. It is so simple yet tastes so great.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 (375ml) can or bottle beer
    • 4 red potatoes, quartered
    • 1 teaspoon Italian mixed herbs
    • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper, to taste
    • 250g baby carrots
    • 1/2 onion, diced
    • 500g smoked kielbasa sausage, cut into 2cm slices
    • 1 small head cabbage, quartered

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Pour the beer into a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
    2. Layer the potatoes into the bottom of the saucepan and sprinkle a little Italian mixed herbs, salt and black pepper over the potatoes.
    3. Layer the baby carrots, onion, smoked sausage and cabbage then sprinkle every layer with a bit more of the Italian mixed herbs, salt and pepper.
    4. Turn heat to low, cover the saucepan and simmer until the vegetables are tender; about 45 minutes.

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    Having European parents, I grew up eating lots of German food. I'm not the biggest fan, particularly when it comes to any type of sausage but I just tasted this and it's absolutely delicious! I didn't have kielbasa in the house so I subbed with bratwurst and added some caraway seeds to the mix. Cooking wise, I did brown my wurst first and then added my potatoes and the rest of the ingredients. No layering here, just threw it all together. The combination of flavors is everything one would expect from a good German dish and I know this will definitely go down as a family favorite. Thank you DJ!  -  11 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a decent meal. I always like the combo of beer and kielbasa! I only used about 1/3 of a head of cabbage, and it was more than enough.  -  24 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I liked this quite a bit, but my husband was less fond of it. I do have to admit that we used vegetarian faux kielbasa (my husband is a vegetarian), and that provided most of the flavor, so using real kielbasa would almost certainly make some sort of difference. I will certainly try this again using real kielbasa for myself, but I think I'll only use half of a cabbage. I got the smallest cabbage I could find at the store, but it was still too much for me personally. I love onion, though, so I'll use a whole one next time. Thanks for the recipe!  -  11 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)