Polish Stir-Fry- Rachael Ray (Vegetarian Version)

"From Food Network website. I have changed this to be a vegetarian dish. You can substitute vegetarian kielbasa with the real thing, of course. I have made this a couple of times, and the taste changes depending on the type of pierogis used. You can use beet leaves rather than kale, if you'd like. This is a great way to use up some of those winter greens! I often leave out the kielbasa all together as there is only two of us here and it is just too large of a dish with it included. Vegetarian kielbasa is available under the Tofurkey and Boca brands at your local health food store (at least in California!)You can also order it online."
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  • Cover the bottom of a skillet with softened butter. Arrange pierogis in the pan in a single layer. Add 1 cup water to the pan.
  • Cover pan and place over medium high heat. Cook covered 8 minutes, remove lid and cook out any liquid in the pot.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Brown kielbasa and remove from pan. Cover kielbasa with foil to keep warm.
  • If using meat kielbasa, drain the fat from the pan.
  • In the same pan add 1 Tbsp oil and 1 Tbsp butter. Raise to high heat. Add onion to the pan and sauté for a few minutes to soften.
  • Add chopped kale in batches as it wilts into the pan. When kale is wilted, add sauerkraut.
  • Season stir-fry with mustard, paprika, salt and pepper. Return kielbasa to the pan.
  • Toss to combine and transfer to a serving platter.
  • Let the pierogis "stick" and brown in the butter as the liquid evaporates. Remove the crisp pierogis from heat to a plate.
  • Stir together the chopped herbs and sour cream with salt and pepper. Serve with pierogis.

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  1. i was a bit hesitant, even as it was finishing cooking, but this was really good! I ended up kind of overcooking the bottom of the pierogies but they were still good. I couldn't find Kale anywhere so I used big spinach leaves and it was quite good. I also used regular kielbasa. Very hearty meal. Thanks :)
  2. Great blend of flavors & satisfying healthy meal (we didn't use butter.) We didn't care for the Tofurkey kielbasa at all so will use meat next time or leave it out; also, I may use my wok to have more room for the kale.


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