Kielbasa Sausage with Cabbage

    40 minutes

    Lovely smoked Polish sausages with cabbage and spices. A perfect and easy dinner served with bread and salad.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 6 slices bacon
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
    • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed chilli flakes
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3 teaspoons caraway seed
    • 1 large head cabbage, cut into small wedges
    • 500g Polish sausages

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a large frypan, fry bacon over medium high heat until browned and crisp, turning once. Remove bacon from pan, reserving the fat and place on paper towels to drain.
    2. Stir water, sugar, onions, garlic, chilli flakes, salt and caraway seeds into the bacon fat.
    3. Add cabbage and gently stir. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes.
    4. Add sausages to the pan. Cook, covered, for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Crumble bacon over top, and serve hot.

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    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 what 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!  -  28 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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 little 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.  -  22 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Yummy! Didn't have caraway seeds, but still very tasty!I put over wide egg noodles! Next time I will add carrots and do with boiled potatoes! For those of you giving low stars to this recipe because of fat and calories, you really should go to a healthier web site. It's not fair to this recipe or any other on this site. The recipes on this site don't say diet! This is for cooks that want to experience different regular recipes, and tastes! If you want totally healthy go to another site!  -  11 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)