Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Cabbage and Kielbasa Skillet

Yesterday, Teresa asked if this was as easy as it sounded. Yes! This cabbage kielbasa skillet is one of our favorite meals. It is perfect for those after St. Patrick day cabbage sales, but the rest of the year it is a great way to flavor up a humble but nutritous green.

1 small head cabbage, chopped into bite size pieces
1 kielbasa or sausage link (around 14oz)chopped very small
salt, pepper and soy sauce to taste

Heat skillet to medium-high and place kielbasa chunks in skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes until kielbasa barely starts to brown. Add cabbage (this is the tricky part...it will often need to wilt a little before all can fit in the skillet). Cook until cabbage is crisp-tender and kielbasa is heated through. Add salt, pepper and soy sauce to taste, serve over brown rice or on its own with some sour dough bread on the side.

Approximate cost breakdown: Cabbage $1.59 (for 1 small head), Kielbasa $1.99 (I will buy this when a "good" brand is under $2.00, brown rice $0.50. This feeds our small family of 3 (2 adults and one baby/toddler)for dinner and then the following day's lunch for under $4.00 or less than $1 per serving.

Even if you think cabbage is bland otherwise, you should give this a try!

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Carrie said...

that sounds really good!!! ;-) I love cabbage!

Edi said...

Sounds like something I would love! The combo I like with kielbasa is: onions, peppers, kielbasa - all fried together and then served with pierogies.

Lynn said...

That looks really easy. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

That looks good! One of my favorites is a zucchini and kielbasa skillet dinner. Yum!

Kimberly said...

This sounds great!! I make a very similar dish-- I put 1 can of diced tomatoes in the dish and saute an onion
using the drippings from the sausage before adding the cabbage and tomatoes. Delicious! i just wish i could find kielbasa for under $2-- the only way it's that low around here is to use a coupon and catch a sale. It's still a very cheap meal. We usually get around 6 servings at less than $1.00 apiece.

Veggie said...

Right on, I'll be cooking more things like this soon too.