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Braised Cabbage with Kielbasa and Bacon

This braised cabbage with kielbasa and bacon is such a flavorful meal that is perfect for any busy weeknight
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Polish
Keyword gluten free, keto, paleo, whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 357kcal
Author Sara


  • 4 strips Bacon
  • 1 lb Kielbasa sliced
  • 1 Tbls Ghee
  • 4 cups Cabbage shredded
  • 1 Yellow Onion sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic sliced
  • 2 Tbls Dijon Mustard
  • 3 Tbls Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tbls Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Tbls Green Onion for topping


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, fully cook bacon and remove from the pan
  • Add in the sliced kielbasa and cook until just browned and caramelized (about 3-5 minutes) and remove from pan
  • Discard all but 1 Tbls of the fat from the pan and add in the ghee and yellow onion. Turn heat to medium/low and cook the onions until tender and slightly caramelized (about 5-7 minutes)
  • Add in the garlic, salt, pepper flakes and paprika and cook for another minute then add in the cabbage
  • While the cabbage is starting to cook down, whisk the mustard, apple cider vinegar and broth together in a bowl
  • Pour the mixture over the cabbage, turn heat to medium and cook another 10-15 minutes (or until cabbage is tender and liquid has reduced)
  • Remove from heat and stir in the kielbasa, top with chopped bacon and green onions. Season with more salt if needed


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1235mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 341IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg