Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

A basic easy recipe with tons of flavor! Throw in coarsley sliced carrots also if desired! Make certain to use only smoked kielbasa for this.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup butter
  • 1 large onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 -2 tablespoon minced fresh garlic (or to taste)
  • 1 -2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle beer
  • 2 lbs smoked kielbasa, cut into about 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium head cabbage, halved then cut into about 2-inch thick wedges
  • 4 -5 medium red potatoes, cut into four pieces


  1. Melt the butter in a heavy po over medium heat.
  2. Add in onion, sugar and salt; cook for about 14-15 minutes until golden brown (add in the garlic about the last 5 minutes and continue cooking the onion).
  3. Stir in beer, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  4. Add in kielbasa, cabbage and potatoes; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally until cabbage and potatoes are tender (about 1 hour).
  5. Transfer the kielbasa and potatoes to a large bowl or platter and discard remaining liquid if desired.
Most Helpful

4 5

Hi Kittencal, We had this for dinner last night. I loved the flavor of the beer in your recipe. Next time I make this I will cut down on the butter to save some calories. Thanks!

4 5

We loved this recipe. It made plenty for us to have 2 guests and to have lunch the next day. The cabbage is our favourite part. *yum* I added the carrots as suggested and will add more next time - at least a cup and a half. Also, next time I will either only use 1# of kielbasa or add another head of cabbage and more potatoes. If I do the latter I'll start it on the stove (caramelizing the onions and garlic) and then put it in the oven just because it will take a large roaster to contain the food! This was an easy recipe to follow and the cooking time allowed me to clean up the kitchen before we ate. What a bonus!

4 5

We loved this recipe, the flavors accentuated each other well. This was very simple to make and the aroma is wonderful!