Kielbasa Cabbage Stew Recipe
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Kielbasa Cabbage Stew Recipe

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If you like German potato salad, you'll love this sweet-and-sour stew. Caraway seeds, smoky kielbasa, tender potatoes and shredded cabbage make it a filling change of pace at dinner. —Valerie Burrows of Shelby, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 pound smoked turkey kielbasa or Polish sausage, sliced
  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1-3/4 cup: 322 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 1143mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 7g fiber), 17g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.


  1. In a large saucepan or nonstick skillet, brown sausage over medium heat. Add the potatoes, cabbage, onion, broth, 1/2 cup water, sugar, caraway and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add beans and vinegar; cover and simmer 5-10 minutes longer. Combine flour and remaining water until smooth; stir into stew. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Kielbasa Cabbage Stew in Light & Tasty February/March 2002, p39

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kaly_ab 252720
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2016

"This is a recipe my family enjoys! It is a great take on a lazy cabbage roll stew. I love how quick and easy it is. I like to use white or black beans in place of the kidney beans."

stevennicole 59303
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"Very good!"

lauradel 105731
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2012

"I got this recipes years ago from a Taste of Home magazine. I absolutely love it! Misplaced the recipe, googled it and it came up - so excited to have it back. Delicious."

bjsilve0 59301
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"Excellent. 3 small potatoes = 1 lb. 2 c. = ½ small head of cabbage."

BoxofKranz 91524
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"My family loved this recipe! There were no leftovers after the 4 of us adults good! Has a great german flavor."

danarenee 83111
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"Easy, fast & filling. Not to mention great taste!"

berumen 91523
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2010

"We liked this stew but we made some changes. We used red beans,cut the sugar to 1 teaspoon, and added vinegar to taste starting at a teaspoon at a time. good"

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