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

One serving (1-3/4 cups) equals 322 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 1143 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 17 g 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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Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"Very good!"

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."

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

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

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."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

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

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