Easy Kielbasa and Cabbage

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Total Time
1hr 15mins
15 mins
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.

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  • 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.