Turkey Sausage With Cabbage and Barley

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

A healthy low GI version of the wonderful and very Polish, sausage and cabbage dinner. Be sure to use good turkey sausages.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In deep non stick frying pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add sausage and brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Add cabbage, onion, garlic, and caraway seeds; cook, stirring, until cabbage has wilted slightly, about 3 minutes.
  2. In bowl, whisk together stock, vinegar and mustard. Add to frying pan along with barley; stir. Bring to simmer; cover and cook, stirring occasionally and adding more water if too dry, for 40 minutes or until barley is tender.
Most Helpful

Very good and so different! I had my doubts while making it but it was fantastic. Thank you for sharing!

bzsoccermom February 10, 2014

Very, very good! I used hot italian turkey sausage and crumbled it before frying it. I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious. Thanks!

AnnaMS October 22, 2010

I needed a barley recipe out of necessity, but never expected to find anything very interesting. How good can barley be? Well this is GOOD! I can't get enough of it. I think it's the cider vinegar and mustard that really gives it a kick. Incidentally. the first time I made this I had some bratwursts that needed using up, so I mutilated them for this recipe and it turned out very nice. So it's good and versatile. But I do like it best with the turkey sausage. I can't wait to make this again (and again and again) and I think everyone should try it. Thanks!

Wigglesworth September 09, 2009