Stove Top Smoked Kielbasa and Cabbage
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- Ready In:
- 1 medium cabbage, chopped
- 16 ounces smoked kielbasa (most are pre-cooked, I use Smithfield brand)
- 1⁄2 cup chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 medium chipotle chile in adobo (2 peppers optional)
- 1 medium tomatoes, cored and diced
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons seasoning salt
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Slice the kielbasa on the bias into pieces that are about 1 1/2 inches long.
- 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.
- 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.
- Serve hot.
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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.
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