Sunday, March 17, 2013

Kielbasa potato cabbage soup

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I made an Irish-sounding soup. Aside from a bit of chopping, it was easy- basically, just put everything in a pot and let simmer. I thought it was pretty good, but then, I liked everything that went into it. And I doubled almost everything that went into it, since we had company and like leftovers-- we ended up with quite a bit extra.


1 small head cabbage, coarsely chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
4 to 6 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups water
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 to 2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, halved, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 large carrots, chopped ( didn't have any carrots, so we did without)
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/2 teaspoon pepper


In a large pot, saute the cabbage, onion and garlic in oil for 5 minutes or until tender. Combine the water, vinegar and brown sugar; add to cabbage mixture.

Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 60-70 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

recipe adapted from taste of home