Kapusta (Sausage & Sauerkraut)

Kapusta (Sausage & Sauerkraut)

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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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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

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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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 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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  • 2 of 3 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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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    make the polish heart in me melt
    j~
    - 1/12/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Brilliant! We Polish also make this dish, although we call it bigos!! :-) - 5/20/09

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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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  • Good
    Great Fall recipe. - 9/18/19

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  • Incredible!
    Crockpot all the way! YUM! - 4/25/19

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  • Delicious. I did leave out the bacon and used turkey sausage. Family loved it. Reminded me of what my Polish Grandma used to make! - 7/20/18

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  • This looks interesting enough to try, I like cabbage and I am not to sure about sauerkraut, but I may try this and report back - 1/22/18

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  • Incredible!
    I love Kapusta my mom made it for us all the time. Some times she would put Beef short ribs with it and put in in the oven.. Num - 3/13/17

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  • Incredible!
    Very Easy. Very yummy. I made mine in the crockpot. My husband says he could eat this every week. - 7/15/16

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  • Incredible!
    I made mine in the crock pot, too. Delicious! - 11/19/14

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

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • Sauerkraut has no calories. I eat pickles whenever I get hungry. - 8/4/11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Very Good
    Good stuff! - 5/28/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This looks awesome!! I can't wait to make it maybe for tomorrows dinner. - 5/27/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    DID NOT LIKE. It smelled AMAZING, but when it's done it doesn't look very appetizing. Used turkey sausage and bacon. Sauerkraut was good by itself, same with the sausage and bacon, but for some reason putting them all together was not appetizing. - 4/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We love sausage and saurkraut, so this should be a big hit. Making it for a family get together, hope they like think it tastes as good as it sounds too. - 4/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    this was so good!! Very easy to make! now, if I could only get my five year old to eat it ;-) - 2/4/08

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  • Very Good
    This was wonderful! Everyone liked it! - 1/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    My whole family loved this one! It's a keeper! - 8/19/07

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  • Incredible!
    The recipe itself is absolutely delicious, as to the nutrient analysis, I believe that it is accurate as each serving would only contain 1.3 oz of reduced or low fat kielbasa. This Lit loves it. - 5/26/07

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  • How can this only have 2.8 gms of fat when you are using kielbasa sausage? - 5/17/07

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to make this. I love sauerkraut!! Simple and EZ!! - 3/19/07

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try this recipe. - 3/19/07

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  • Incredible!
    Pennsylvania Dutch Sauerkraut lover and this is wonderful! - 3/19/07

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  • Incredible!
    who doesn't love kapusta and sausage!!! We also have this dish in our Romanian cuisine!! Great!!! - 3/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    This is DEVINE!!!! - 3/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    That is incredible how similar that recipe is to one my Hungarian family has always made! - 3/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    Awesome! Love love this. - 3/18/07

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  • Very Good
    So Easy!! - 3/14/07

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  • Incredible!
    We loved this and it was so easy to make. - 3/14/07

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