A dish of either German or possibly Polish origin, made special by my mother, grandmother, her mother before her, etc. The men will love this one, too, and the beer broth is nothing short of amazing. I like to use whatever is in the fridge. Ales, lagers, and wheat brews work best. Did I mention this is an incredibly easy, one-pot dish that kids love? Hope you like it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the beer into a large pot, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Layer the potatoes into the bottom of the pot, and sprinkle a little Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper over the potatoes. Layer the baby carrots, onion, smoked sausage, and cabbage, sprinkling every layer with a bit more of the Italian seasonings, salt, and pepper. Turn heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

492 calories; protein 18g 36% DV; carbohydrates 30.2g 10% DV; fat 31.3g 48% DV; cholesterol 74.9mg 25% DV; sodium 1108.9mg 44% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2010
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2010
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. Read More
(18)
87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2010
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! Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2010
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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2011
This was really good. I used coors light, and it worked just fine. Also I replaced the italian seasoning with just plain old sweet basil. I really like cabbage, so I may just boil cabbage alone next time in a bottle of beer! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2011
Very good. I added 1 tsp of minced garlic. In the place of reg. salt I used seasoned salt and garlic salt. I used only 1 tsp of italian seasoning. I also used 2 bottles of beer. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2010
This dish was okay. My husband is a cabbage fan and just said this was okay – not wonderful. He didn’t really like the Italian seasoning. My son loved the kielbasa and potatoes. Kielbasa always tastes good cooked in beer, and the vegetables were good cooked in the beer too. But I think the onion would be better in large chunks instead of chopped. I doubled the carrots, onion and red potatoes and thought it didn’t look like enough beer in the pot, so I added another bottle. But in the end, I think one bottle would have been fine because even the cabbage (only half covered in the beer) cooked up great with the lid on the pot. I did not layer the ingredients; I just mixed everything together except for the cabbage which I was trying to keep in the quartered chunks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2012
I thought this was really good. I threw in a little celery to make up for the carrots I was lacking. Also, I sauteed the kielbasa chunks until slightly charred and threw in a splash of chardonnay just for the hell of it. I layered as described in the recipe and did not stir. Also, I do not like the after taste of Italian seasoning so I threw in seasoned salt rather than regular, some parsley and some basil. Yes, I know I changed it....All recipes are a great place to start and make it your own. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
very good exactly as wrote. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2010
Very good recipe! The cabbage kinda stunk up my house but it was worth it. I live in Texas so I used Shiner Bock for the beer. Turned out really well. My husband thought it was missing something so he added horse radish. It gave it that extra little kick that it seemed to be missing. I will make it again but I will probably put a thin layer of horse radish over the cabbage next time. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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