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

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!

Chatty Patty December 07, 2008

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!

Sweet Buns Bakery October 07, 2007

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

Macmommy August 20, 2006