Turkey Sausage With Cabbage and Barley

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

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  1. Mike C.
    This recipe's a keeper because of both its great taste and diabetic friendly status. I made the recipe as directed with turkey sausage but used stone ground brown mustard as I did not have whole grain mustard on hand. It is important to brown the turkey sausage.
  2. bzsoccermom
    Very good and so different! I had my doubts while making it but it was fantastic. Thank you for sharing!
  3. AnnaMS
    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!
  4. Wigglesworth
    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!
  5. mplsgirl
    This is instantly one of my new favorite meals! I used chicken and vegetable sausage and followed the recipe exactly. It was perfect on a cold, rainy day. Definitely a keeper - thanks!


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