35 Ratings
  • 4 Rating Star 15
  • 5 Rating Star 14
  • 2 Rating Star 3
  • 3 Rating Star 3

Truly satisfying kielbasa with cabbage, simmered in a thickened red wine and lemon sauce. Beef broth may be substituted for the red wine.

Irene
prep:
25 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place the cabbage in a colander. Pour the boiling water over the cabbage and allow to drain well.

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  • Melt the butter in a large heavy skillet. Add the cabbage and stir in the lemon juice. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes or until the cabbage is pink. Add the wine, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 45 minutes.

  • Mix the brown sugar and cornstarch together. Stir into simmering liquid. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat and add the sausage. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

448.51 calories; 14.65 g protein; 29.98 g carbohydrates; 6.09 g dietary-fiber; 15.14 g sugars; 29.45 g fat; 11.57 g saturated-fat; 71.45 mg cholesterol; 3346.33 IU vitamin-a-iu; 6.57 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.78 mg vitamin-b6; 170.97 mg vitamin-c; 55.06 mcg folate; 164.42 mg calcium; 3.17 mg iron; 66.56 mg magnesium; 1017.91 mg potassium; 1194.11 mg sodium; 0.34 mg thiamin; 265.03 calories-from-fat; 25 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 56 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 12 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 22 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Anonymous
11/16/2007
My husband and I really like this dish with a few alterations. I do not rinse the cabbage in boiling water and I do not use brown sugar. I use 1 cup of wine and 1/2 cup of chicken broth to cook the cabbage and I add about 1 T Worcestershire sauce 2 T dijon mustard and about 1/2 t garlic salt. The first time I made it I almost omitted the 30 minutes of cook time because polish sausage is pre-cooked but cooking the sausage with the cabbage infuses a fantastic flavor!
(38)

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Anonymous
02/04/2016
Too much lemon
35 Ratings
  • 4 Rating Star 15
  • 5 Rating Star 14
  • 2 Rating Star 3
  • 3 Rating Star 3
Anonymous
11/16/2007
My husband and I really like this dish with a few alterations. I do not rinse the cabbage in boiling water and I do not use brown sugar. I use 1 cup of wine and 1/2 cup of chicken broth to cook the cabbage and I add about 1 T Worcestershire sauce 2 T dijon mustard and about 1/2 t garlic salt. The first time I made it I almost omitted the 30 minutes of cook time because polish sausage is pre-cooked but cooking the sausage with the cabbage infuses a fantastic flavor!
(38)
CUCKOOBIRD
05/19/2003
This tasted REALLY GOOD and my fiancee loved it too even though he's not crazy about cabbage. A word of warning - my cabbage burned while it simmered for 45 minutes there wasn't enough oil or liquid to prevent it. I would add some beef broth in addition to the wine next time...
(20)
Anonymous
04/11/2003
We really enjoyed this! It is extremely easy but takes a while to cook so you have to start it early enough!
(16)
TRUDY
05/29/2006
This recipe is GREAT!!! The only advice I have is to make sure you give yourself plenty of time and not make it at the last minute. Simmer it slowly and make sure that after you add the cornstarch and brown sugar mixture to watch it closely as there is not much liquid and could burn easily. I simmered it real low and watched it closely. I used Alice White Merlot and it was excellent. I think that by pouring the boiling water over it would soften it a bit and reduce the cooking time. I skipped this step and it turned out excellent. Also the color is wonderful. Definitely a keeper of a recipe. Enjoy!!!
(10)
Jane Hayse Reed
11/30/2008
I prepared this recipe exactly as stated except using cooking wine instead of drinking wine. I thought that the texture was very odd due to the cornstarch. It was creamy which was a strange mix with the cabbage. I'd give it 3 's but my daughter actually liked it alot. I would prefer it- I think without the cornstarch but I don't know if it would be worth it.
(8)
soon2bmrsdmh
09/21/2010
This was absolutely delicious and really cost effective...my favorite combination! The only changes that I made are that I added about 1/2 cup of water after the cornstarch and brown sugar mixture because it just didn't look like there was enough liquid. Also I skipped the first step where you poured the boiling water over the cabbage since it just seemed like a pain and I didn't want to wash those extra dishes;) Since you have the cabbage covered for most of the cooking time it sort of steams itself and my cabbage was perfectly soft by the end. I will be making this again!
(8)
Spiderwoman77
02/10/2010
Made this vegan with veggie sausage and margarine. The cabbage was AWESOME! It would be a perfect side dish without the meat too. Totally worth it to take the time cooking it.
(7)
LILBEAVER
07/22/2005
SURPRISE! SURPRISE! Much better than I expected--colorful tasty a change from the norm.....
(6)
Anonymous
11/17/2004
Definitely a keeper recipe. I substituted beef broth for the wine and it turned out great. Even better the next day for leftovers.
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