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Fried Cabbage and Kielbasa

Rated as 4.37 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe works well for many occasions. This is also the type of recipe that you can add to or build on to make your own. If you aren't too crazy about the taste of cabbage, keep in mind that the onion, bacon drippings, and kielbasa seems to tone down that cabbage-y taste a bit, and you can also add other things or spices to tone it down."
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Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings 411 cals
Original recipe yields 5 servings

Directions

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  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels and crumble. Reserve drippings in skillet.
  2. Cook and stir cabbage and onion in bacon drippings over medium-high heat until cabbage begins to wilt, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir bacon, salt, and pepper into cabbage mixture; cook until cabbage is wilted, 3 to 5 minutes more. Stir kielbasa into cabbage mixture, reduce heat to low, cover the skillet, and simmer until cabbage is lightly golden and tender, about 1 hour.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • The longer you simmer, the more brown that the cabbage will turn, but it will also give the cabbage a mushy texture by cooking it too long. This recipe also works excellent with sauerkraut instead of the regular cabbage.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 411 calories; 29.6 g fat; 19.2 g carbohydrates; 18.5 g protein; 72 mg cholesterol; 1119 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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You can make it your own by draining the grease after cooking the Sausage first, but I think the grease adds flavor to the dish. Thank you guys for voting and for your reviews. I would add a pho...

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We've made this for years. Always cooked the kielbasa first so I could drain the grease, blot the pan w/paper towels to get rid of the grease but keep the brown bits. I use red cabbage - they ...

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We've made this for years. Always cooked the kielbasa first so I could drain the grease, blot the pan w/paper towels to get rid of the grease but keep the brown bits. I use red cabbage - they ...

You can make it your own by draining the grease after cooking the Sausage first, but I think the grease adds flavor to the dish. Thank you guys for voting and for your reviews. I would add a pho...

This is a simple, humble meal that is a “must eat” if you love fried cabbage and kielbasa as much as I do. Serving the two together is a bonus! I like this recipe because it‘s pretty bare bone...

Made this today. Only change was I added 2 finely grated carrots because we like carrots in sauerkraut so I wanted to see how it went with this recipe. 100% hit with the entire family. For the p...

I was looking for a recipe to use up a head of cabbage and this recipe worked since I also had kielbasa on hand. My husband loved it...he even asked if I could make it again next week! We simm...

this was good! read reviews so I drain most of bacon grease ... will did cook again!

This was great! Kids and hubby cleaned their dishes! Cut the recipe in half because I was nervous, bad idea! We all were looking for seconds! Thank you for sharing!

Instead of Kielbasa, I used homemade spicy chicken sausage. Delish

This is my 2nd round of fried cabbage.This time I added real bacon bits in the package,some garlic,mushrooms.Sauteed the cabbage 1st in olive oil,with the other ingrediants,added Keilbasa after ...