Saturday, October 1, 2011

Kielbasa Cabbage Stew

While we were out food shopping, I noticed the wind here will blow you away! This soup will stick to your ribs and warm you right up. I told hubby during a early dinner that the weather would be perfect for a outdoor fire in the firepit, but the wind is blowing too much. We love to stack wood in the pit and burn it, something soothing about the smell of wood smoke and the pop and crack of the wood as it burns.

On our way back home we stopped at the mailbox and YIPEE, my new doggie cookie cutter had arrived.  It don't take much to make me smile! So you know what that means, yept, I will be posting some doggie treat recipes again REAL SOON so I can use my new cookie cutters!

Have a wonderful Saturday evening!



1/2 pound smoked turkey kielbasa or polish sausage, sliced
1 pound potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cups shredded cabbage
1 large onion, chopped
1 can chicken broth ( 14 1/2 oz)
3/4 cups water, divided
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained ( 16 oz )
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour


In a large saucepan or nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink.  Add the potatoes, cabbage, onion, broth, 1/2 cup water, sugar, caraway and pepper.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 - 18 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.

Add beans and vinegar; cover and simmer 5-10 minutes longer.  Combine flour and remaining water until smooth; stir into stew.  Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

4 servings

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