Kielbasa and cabbage is a magical combination. In this simple, quick recipe I used the 100% grass fed organic beef “Kiolbassa” from Costco. The ingredients are as clean as can be and with 18g of protein per link I am exceedingly happy to serve it to my family! This recipe is enough to serve about 8 people. It is great on it’s own or on a toasted piece of sourdough rye with your favorite mustard.
1lb thick cut bacon, sliced 1/2in.
2lb. kielbasa, halved and sliced
3-4lb cabbage, cut in 1″ squares
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves sliced
1-3 jalapeños, sliced
1T apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Cook the bacon in a large sautoir. Remove to a paper towel lined plate and discard all but 3T bacon fat.
2. Cook the kielbasa in the pan until browned.
3. Add in the cabbage, onion, garlic and jalapeño. This may have to be done in batches if your pan isn’t big enough. Add in the apple cider vinegar. Place the lid on to create steam, stirring occasionally until the cabbage is cooked to perfection.
4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with crumbled bacon!
The flavor of this dish is rich, complex, bright and oh so comforting. You will never want to stop eating the cabbage.
Let me know how you like it!