Monday, November 10, 2008

Cabbage and Kielbasa Soup

Four major ingredients make one delicious soup. Your house may smell a little like walking into a polish grandmother's kitchen, but it's worth it.

Cabbage and Kielbasa Soup
Serves 6-8
Printable Recipe

1 medium onion - thinly sliced
1 pound kielbasa - sliced thin
6 cups cabbage - thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon dry thyme
2 whole cloves
1 bay leaf
8 cups beef broth

Saute onions with kielbasa until lightly browned. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until cabbage is tender, 30 - 45 minutes. Remove bay leaf and cloves before serving.


Adopted Son said...

OK- this sounds amazing. But I'm not sure about the cloves bit. Are they necessary? Would I miss them if I didn't use them?

Anne said...

You can definitely omit the cloves. I love choucroute garni and there are cloves in that- it's similar to cabbage and pork. The cloves add a depth you don't get from anything else.

kbabe1968 said...

Could you crock-pot this? Like saute kielbasa & onion and toss it in the crockpot with the rest and walk away?

Anne said...

Kbabe, I think that would be perfect! Better, actually.

Adopted Son said...

So we did this for dinner last night- we skipped the cloves as we didn't have any. It was VERY good. Although, we think we might try it with chicken broth for a slightly lighter taste.

Monica said...

I just made this now with organic chicken sausages which have their own particular flavoring, since I don't think you can find organic any case it turned out very delicious...I threw in a bit of celery seed and omitted the cloves.

It's not the same soup without the kielbasa but I appreciated the inspiration...

very nice site you've got here. I love soup and usually make it off the top of my head...this helps the process of coming up with ideas.


Anne said...

Hi, Monica - I make soup the same way - so this blog has been a stretch for me, but a good one! Thanks for stopping by.

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