My mother often served a delicious Polish dish made with cabbage. We always topped ours with a dollop of sour cream and sometimes served this over mashed potatoes. You can make this just using the cabbage, but I add kielbasa or smoked turkey for additional flavour. Delicious.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook and stir onions and garlic in hot oil until onion is translucent, 3 to 5 minutes.

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  • Stir cabbage, vinegar, caraway seeds, and sugar with the onion mixture; bring to a simmer and cook until the cabbage is softened, about 15 minutes.

  • Stir sausage, tomatoes, and salsa with the cabbage mixture; season with salt and pepper. Place a cover on the Dutch oven and cook until cabbage is completely tender, 45 to 60 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

If you would like cabbage with a little more bite, add another teaspoon vinegar after it has finished cooking.

Butter can replace the olive oil, if desired.

Try smoked turkey in place of the kielbasa.

Nutrition Facts

273 calories; protein 9.7g; carbohydrates 17.4g; fat 19.2g; cholesterol 37.5mg; sodium 716mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2017
Our favorite. Keep coming back to it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/14/2015
Mom's Polish Stewed Cabbage Haiku: "Ate with egg noodles. I used shredded coleslaw mix instead of cabbage." For a time-saver I used a bag of coleslaw mix but did everything else as written although didn't leave mine quite as long as 45 min. in dutch oven only b/c I didn't want the cabbage to turn to moosh. Maybe it was the vinegar and carraway seeds (two things that I haven't used in all of the other cabbage/sausage recipes that I've had from AR) but something about this one didn't appeal to us quite enough to want to make again. Daughter only wanted the buttered egg noodles and the kielbasa and husband didn't lunge at the leftovers the following day so while we're cabbagaholics in almost all its forms it's unlikely we'll make this recipe again. Read More
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7 Ratings
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Rating: 3 stars
05/14/2015
Mom's Polish Stewed Cabbage Haiku: "Ate with egg noodles. I used shredded coleslaw mix instead of cabbage." For a time-saver I used a bag of coleslaw mix but did everything else as written although didn't leave mine quite as long as 45 min. in dutch oven only b/c I didn't want the cabbage to turn to moosh. Maybe it was the vinegar and carraway seeds (two things that I haven't used in all of the other cabbage/sausage recipes that I've had from AR) but something about this one didn't appeal to us quite enough to want to make again. Daughter only wanted the buttered egg noodles and the kielbasa and husband didn't lunge at the leftovers the following day so while we're cabbagaholics in almost all its forms it's unlikely we'll make this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2017
Our favorite. Keep coming back to it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/31/2017
Good but not my favorite. A little boring honestly. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2019
Really good recipe. I didn't use sausage but otherwise made it as written. Will be making it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2016
Just took it to a potluck and it was a real hit! Easy good long term in crock pot seasoning is nice. There are a few variables. I make my own sausage and salsa cabbage heads very in size etc.I have every reason to think they would all be very good. Read More
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