Stove Top Smoked Kielbasa and Cabbage

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I often make this for brunch -- it's a dish that's pretty easy to prepare and my brother and I both love it. I process my cabbage in the food processor and shred the cabbage about 3 or 4 times larger than I would for coleslaw. Using two canned chipotle peppers with the sauce that clings to them yields pretty good heat -- one is pretty much agreeable to everybody. This makes a very hearty meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice the kielbasa on the bias into pieces that are about 1 1/2 inches long.
  2. In a very large skillet over medium heat, pour in the cooking oil and brown the sausage pieces. Remove them from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Deglaze the skillet with the chicken broth, add the chipotle pepper and tomato, stirring to blend. After a couple of minutes, add the cabbage. Sprinkle on the seasoned salt, add in the butter, and cover, allowing the cabbage to cook over medium heat. After 10 minutes, add the sausage back in, add the sugar, stir, and re-cover the skillet. Reduce the heat to a simmer and allow to cook until the cabbage is tender, about 15 minutes.
  4. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

Loved this, GREAT flavor. I used a lean turkey kielbasa, and a 10 oz can of diced tomatoes with green chilis. I used a bit of chipotle powder spice instead of the peppers. Also, I did not use butter or oil, but a few drops of butter extract for the butter flavor. (Just wanted to cut the fat a bit.)

yogiclarebear January 20, 2009

My family loved this..Very quick and easy to make with a lot of flavor! I added half a diced onion (large) and a clove of diced garlic with the tomatoes. I also used fresh chanterelle mushrooms. Great meal...

Chef Lawrence October 23, 2007

Oh yummy! Both my husband and I enjoyed this for an easy dinner tonight. I used an undrained can of diced tomato, used one chipotle (scraped out seeds) and I only used 2 tablespoons of butter. I also cooked the dish for an extra 5 minutes to get the cabbage a little more tender.This was quite simple and pretty quick, great for a night when you don't have a lot of time but still want to have healthy meal. The taste of the chipotle gave regular cabbage and kielbasa a unique edge.

tara portee October 07, 2007

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