This is a meal I threw together one night when one of my lady friends came over -- and being a few days before payday I didn't have money to take her out to eat, so I whipped this up with things I had in the house. Now she wants to come over here for dinner all the time, so I figured it was good enough to post here!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the cabbage, butter, and mushrooms into a large pot or Dutch oven with lid. Season with seasoned salt, and pour in the beer. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer. While the cabbage is simmering, combine the kielbasa, garlic, onion, Worcestershire sauce, and balsamic vinegar in a skillet. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, and cook until the onions have turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir the sausage mixture into the cabbage mixture, recover, and continue simmering until the cabbage is tender, about 15 to 20 minutes more.

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  • About 15 minutes before the cabbage is ready, fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the pierogies and return to a boil. Cook until the pierogies float to the top, 5 to 10 minutes; drain.

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a clean skillet over medium-high heat. Add the drained pierogies, and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Gently stir the browned pierogies and diced tomatoes into the cabbage mixture, and cook 5 to 10 minutes to reheat.

Cook's Note

Store bought pierogies are all right to use, but nothing beats homemade pierogies.

Nutrition Facts

611 calories; protein 18g; carbohydrates 44.7g; fat 39.2g; cholesterol 93.9mg; sodium 2174.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2011
Reading over this recipe I really liked the ingredient list, but not the cooking methods. Way too many pots, not in the mood for washing. I turned this into a 1 pot meal by first boiling and frying the pierogies in a large frying pan. I removed them from the pan and set them aside. Next I added the mushrooms, onions and garlic in the same pan and sauteed until tender in some oil (did not use the 1/2 cup of butter at all). I then dumped in everything else except the liquids. I used chicken stock instead of beer (all I had) and mixed the Worcestershire and vinegar with the stock, and then added to the pan. Simmered the whole mess until the cabbage was tender and most of the liquid was reduced. Worked very well and was very good! This would also be good with noodles instead of pierogies. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2011
I scaled back the seasoned salt to 1 tsp used Hillshire Farms chicken smoked sausage and browned the pierogies in butter rather than oil otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Try to make just enough for dinner because it doesn't look too appetizing after it sits for a while (but cooked cabbage never does) and I doubt that I'd serve it for leftovers. This was pretty easy to prepare and tasted OK but didn't wow us like I hoped it would. But then that could be just a personal taste preference. Read More
(5)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2011
Reading over this recipe I really liked the ingredient list, but not the cooking methods. Way too many pots, not in the mood for washing. I turned this into a 1 pot meal by first boiling and frying the pierogies in a large frying pan. I removed them from the pan and set them aside. Next I added the mushrooms, onions and garlic in the same pan and sauteed until tender in some oil (did not use the 1/2 cup of butter at all). I then dumped in everything else except the liquids. I used chicken stock instead of beer (all I had) and mixed the Worcestershire and vinegar with the stock, and then added to the pan. Simmered the whole mess until the cabbage was tender and most of the liquid was reduced. Worked very well and was very good! This would also be good with noodles instead of pierogies. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2013
This was pretty tasty. Next time I think after pan frying the pierogies in a little butter (1 -2 tablespoons) will just set them aside instead of adding them to the mixture and just serve the mixture over them because they were a tad soggy BUT it still tasted good. Followed recipe exactly. Was a nice change. Will make again. Thanks for posting. UPDATE: Made this again. Turkey kielbasa is a nice substitute. We love the flavor is it's so much more healthier. I usually buy the Butterball brand 3 ounces is 6 grams of fat vs. 27 grams of fat for pork/beef kielbasa. And honestly it taste just as good. I also cut the butter in half. Cooked covered and set aside the pierogies. When the cabbage/sausage was done I served it over the pierogies which was way better for us that way the peirogies didn't fall apart and weren't soggy. It was great. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2011
Great! the only thing I changed was I did not put my pierogies in with the cabbage mixture. I fried with some bacon and olive oil and kept seperate. My family loved it!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2012
I used half of butter that was called for in the original recipe to quickly sauté onion garlic mushroom and cabbage before chicken stock (substitute for beer) was added. I also browned Polish sausage in another pan in its own grease. Because I liked my sausage juicy with some crispy texture I put it into cabbage mixture at very end. I also reserved some sausage grease for pan-frying pierogies. The remaining of sausage grease I pulled into cabbage mixture to enhance the flavor. It turned out great. I love my first pierogie dish. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2011
This was very good and very heavy!! I had a helping and didn't move from the sofa for an hour!! Very tasty and definitely needs categorized as comfort food!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2011
I scaled back the seasoned salt to 1 tsp used Hillshire Farms chicken smoked sausage and browned the pierogies in butter rather than oil otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Try to make just enough for dinner because it doesn't look too appetizing after it sits for a while (but cooked cabbage never does) and I doubt that I'd serve it for leftovers. This was pretty easy to prepare and tasted OK but didn't wow us like I hoped it would. But then that could be just a personal taste preference. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2011
This was fast easy and delicious! Definitely saving this for the future thanks! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2013
My family really enjoyed this recipe. It was a nice change from just plain sausage and cabbage. I agree with the others about setting aside the pierogies so they won't get soggy. All in all the turnout had awesome flavor and was quite filling. Good Job Abraxis! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2018
Tasty. Not sure about seasoned salt. I added dill Cayenne pepper an salt. Did not have any mushrooms so I used carrots. Nice color addition to a bland looking dish. Read More
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