Apple Cider Braised Red Cabbage With Kielbasa (Polish Stir Fry)

written by Julie Cohn

Apple Cider Braised Red Cabbage with Kielbasa 2{Disclosure:  I was compensated by Hillshire Brands for my participation in this campaign as part of the part of the Mom It Forward network.  My opinions and this recipe are 100% my own.}

My Moms side of the family is Polish, so I grew up eating Polish Kielbasa for Christmas and Easter breakfast.  Now that I have a family of my own, we enjoy Hillshire Brands Polska Kielbasa not just for holidays, but as an added protein to make every day dinners hearty and delicious.  I sometimes make kielbasa with sauerkraut or fried apples and even put it in soup, but this recipe for Apple Cider Braised Red Cabbage with Kiebasa, which I call “Polish stir fry” is a family favorite!

Hillshire Farms 6Safeway makes shopping for family dinner easy with their Just 4 U digital coupon program, offering personalized deals, club specials, and a coupon center.  Before shopping, you  add the coupons you want to your digital account, then when you check out and use your Safeway card or home telephone number, your coupons are automatically applied to your order.  It was at Just 4 U that I found a Hillshire Brands coupon for .55 cents off my package of Hillshire Farms Polska Kielbasa.

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The Hillshire Brands coupons cover the following products:

  • Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage -$.55/1
  • Products: Hillshire Farm Rope and Link Sausage, American Craft Links
  • Hillshire Farm Cocktails (Lil Smokies) – $.55/1
  • Jimmy Dean Refrigerated Sausage -$.55/1
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  • State Fair Corn Dogs – $1/1
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I also earned 2x’s gas rewards points for my apple, red cabbage, and onion purchases in the produce section.  If you don’t have a Safeway Just 4 U digital coupon account,  you are missing out on grocery and gas savings, so sign up today!

Apple Cider Braised Red Cabbage With Kielbasa (Polish Stir Fry)

  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Head of Red Cabbage
  • 2 Fresh Macintosh Apples
  • 1/4 Large Onion, Peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 c. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 c. Honey
  • 1/2 c. Fresh Apple Cider
  • 2 Packages Hillshire Farms Polska Kielbasa
  • 2/3 c. Egg Noodles
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Wash and thinly slice the red cabbage, removing the center core before slicing.  Chop the slices into thin strands.  Wash and grate both apples.

Hillshire Farms 2Place the butter in a large stock pot and heat on medium low to melt.  Add the red cabbage and apple and stir to combine.  Add the thinly sliced onion, and saute on medium heat for 3-5 minutes.

Hillshire Farms 3Add the apple cider vinegar and honey and stir thoroughly to combine.  Turn the burner up to medium high, then add the apple cider (use apple juice if apple cider is not available), and simmer for 12-15 minutes.

Hillshire Farms 5Cut the kielbasa into bite size pieces and add to the red cabbage mixture, continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.

Hillshire Farms 7Cook the egg noodles according to package directions.  When the egg noodles are finished cooking, drain the water, then toss the egg noodles into the red cabbage/kielbasa stir fry.  Simmer about 3-5 minutes more, then serve immediately.

Hillshire Farms 22*Note:  I doubled the recipe for my family so we have leftovers for another meal later this week.  As my Mom would say, I had enough leftovers to feed the Polish army!  🙂

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Raijean 10/21/2014 at 11:01 am

That looks amazing, I can almost taste it!

Our Family World 10/21/2014 at 11:23 am

I like mixing apples with my cooking. It adds such a nice flavor.


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