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Old-World Kielbasa Recipe

I've been making this recipe for most of my some 70 years. No one can resist this hearty old-fashioned fare.—Ethel Harrison, North Fort Myers, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, saute onion in butter. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 115 calories, 6g fat (0 saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 454mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 vegetable, 1 meat.

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Norene Faucett User ID: 1197508 53154
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2009

"This is a tasty quick Fall dish. I often cut the cabbage to 4 cups (for a smaller crowd), but I still leave the other ingredients the same -- especially the caraway seeds - which give it so much flavor. One other thought: My brother has diverticulitis (which means he can't eat seeds), so you can pulverize the seeds in a blender & then continue with recipe. Add the ground seeds to taste....but then at least you get to keep the great flavor!"

lauriehengels User ID: 974786 24518
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2009

"No wonder she has been making this for 70 yrs. It's wonderful! My family loved it! I also thin sliced potatoes and added it to the pot to make it a one dish meal."

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