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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 77.5
  • Total Fat: 2.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.8 mg
  • Sodium: 484.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 5.3 g

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Kapusta (Sausage & Sauerkraut)

Submitted by: ALOUETTE99
Kapusta (Sausage & Sauerkraut)

Introduction

A family favorite from Lithuanian beach. A family favorite from Lithuanian beach.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 head cabbage
    2 cups sauerkraut
    2 cups onions
    3 slices bacon
    8 oz lean kielbasa

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Directions

Slice the onions and bacon.
In a medium size pot, saute on medium until the onions are a golden color.
Shred the cabbage.
Add to the pot and cover.
Lower the heat to medium low and cook until the cabbage starts to get limp (about 20 minutes.)
Add the sauerkraut.
If you are a major vinegar fan, add sauerkraut without rinsing, otherwise rinse it.
Stir often.
Cut the kielbasa into small slices (about 1/4 -1/2 inch thick) and add to the pot.
Let simmer for at least an hour and a half, stirring often. The longer you cook it, the better the flavors mix.
You can also do this in a slow cooker.
This dish should have lots of "juice".
If it seems to be too dry, add a little water.
Serving size-one cup.







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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have never been a huge fan of cabagge, but hubby is, so I thought I try this. We both loved it! I actually threw mine in the crockpot and prepared it that way. Very Tastey! - 8/11/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    When I make this, I like to add shredded carrot (about 2 cups for this size recipe), a clove or two of garlic, and sometimes a darker green such as broccoli or swiss chard. - 5/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Tasty, low-cal, filling, attractive, fast! Also good with sliced boiled potatoes - I leave the skin on! Reminds me of wholesome family times. - 3/17/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was good and my children liked it as well. I added water to drop potato dumplings in with the recipe. - 2/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My wife and I had this last night for dinner and it was awesome. I had leftovers today for lunch and we plan on adding them to our regular dinner menu at home now. - 3/13/07

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  • excellent meal for a busy day made in the crockpot
    - 8/18/12

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  • Wow!! Made this in the crock pot, omitting the bacon. My husband loved the flavor & I loved the fact that it is so filling with such a small amount. It is definitely be a keeper in my book!! - 2/13/12

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  • this is so easy in the crock pot....the longer you let it cook the better it gets - very very yummy and really close to the Polish version I have loved....a lot less fat and calories though.... - 8/29/11

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  • Sauerkraut has no calories. I eat pickles whenever I get hungry. - 8/4/11

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  • you can also add egg noodles to this but don't forget to add calories - 5/4/11

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  • My family loved this recepie...I was shocked. I knew I would like it but my husband sometimes turns up his nose at cabbage dishes...awesome - 1/17/11

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  • make the polish heart in me melt
    j~ - 1/12/11

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  • wonderful!! i added a bit of water and some caraway seeds and it was a huge hit. - 10/23/09

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  • Yum! Its not like I grew up with this kind of food...but it was delish. Thanks for an easy to follow recipe that cooked up great. - 5/28/09

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  • kapusta is a staple in our family. we don't use bacon but my mom uses dried split peas. i cheat and use canned split pea soup! - 5/20/09

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  • My husband is Polish and he loves this. He told me that Kapusta is Polish for cabbage? Makes sense! Thank you for sharing! - 5/20/09

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  • I put this in the crockpot and let it cook all day. - 5/20/09

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  • This is right down my alley. I love Central Europe food! I would rinse the kraut to lower the salt, but then add vinegar for taste. It serves 12 and a serving is low in calories, so a larger serving is likely OK. (with less the salt from the rinsing the kraut) I like the idea of chard for color. - 5/20/09

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  • Brilliant! We Polish also make this dish, although we call it bigos!! :-) - 5/20/09

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  • I would think this would be more fat than listed. - 5/20/09

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  • This is exactly like my recipe. For company, I add beer. Gives it a nice 'sauce'. - 3/1/09

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  • I just had this for lunch. I love cabbage dishes and this was good. - 7/12/08

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  • I never make new recipies, but I tried this one because all the ingredients were familiar to me. I made it with turkey bacon, and used turkey kielbasy, keeping it as healthy as I could. It was really good. My hubby and I both liked it. I'll make it again this winter and try turkey sausage in it. - 7/10/08

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  • This is also a German recipe. Yumm! Love it! - 6/15/08

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  • Good stuff! - 5/28/08

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