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Mom's Polish Stewed Cabbage


"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."
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1 h 20 m servings 275 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 275 calories; 19.2 g fat; 17.9 g carbohydrates; 9.7 g protein; 37 mg cholesterol; 716 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Our favorite. Keep coming back to it!

Good, but not my favorite. A little boring, honestly.

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