A Hunky Dory One Pot Dinner for a Cool (Cold?) Night

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Author Notes: This is one of those totally satisfying, hearty, comforting meals for cool or cold weather. Easy to make and complete in one pot, it's something I make when there's not a lot of time to cook. And doesn't "hunky dory" mean completely satisfying? inpatskitchen

Serves 4 to 6

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 of a medium cabbage chopped in large pieces
  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 1 teaspoon sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 pounds kielbasa, cut in 2 to 3 inch pieces
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar, depending on your taste for tart
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large skillet with a cover, saute the onion in the butter until the onion begins to soften.
  2. Add the cabbage, potatoes, paprika, water and a little salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes until the cabbage begins to wilt.
  4. Add the kielbasa, cover and simmer for another 15 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender.
  5. Stir in the red wine vinegar and simmer another minute or two. Salt and pepper to taste and serve!
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Tags: cabbage, filling, great for a cool or cold night, potatoes , sausage

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over 1 year ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Yum. This is the best kind of meal. Everything good all in one pot!

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over 1 year ago inpatskitchen

Thanks Emily! I know...one pot meals are always the best!

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

I cannot wait until the cooler weather comes to make this; I love kielbasa! (and I haven't heard anyone use the phrase "hunky dory" in, like, forever LOL

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Oh I hope you enjoy this wssmom! (and don't forget...I'm older than dirt and probably use phrases you've never heard LOL)

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almost 3 years ago AnnieNJ

Ohhhh myyyy.. when ever I see kielbasa it brings back childhood memories!! I already printed this out!! I am Hungarian and seeing kielbasa and Hungarian Paprika in a recipe makes me go bonkers hehehee Fall has arrived and even if it didn't.. I'd be making this dish! Can't wait till tomorrow so I can go food shopping... oh and a one pot meal to boot.. what more can you ask for!! yummmmy!!! I can smell it now!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thank YOU AnnieNJ! Sometimes I add even more paprika ! My mom at Thanksgiving would make sauerkraut, onions, paprika and turkey drippings and broth..saute it up and bake it...I still do it as part of Thanksgiving tradition, but cut some of the sauerkraut with fresh cabbage...I'm Bulgarian and Macedonian...it must be an Eastern European thing!

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almost 3 years ago EmilyC

This is fall comfort food at its best!

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks Emily...nice and easy!

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almost 3 years ago Cherri

Excuse me, but I didn't get the amount of water to use - wasn't in the original recipe. . .

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Sorry Cherri...I just fixed it...it's one cup of water.

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almost 3 years ago Cherri

I was wondering if you could substitute a good pound or so of brussells sprouts for the cabbage, but maybe making it a bit too sweet?

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almost 3 years ago Bevi

Wow this brings back childhood memories. Kielbasa was a staple in our household.

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

I know..it does take you back doesn't it? Thanks

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Satisfying, hearty, comforting; cabbage, potatoes, sausage: you've hit a couple of trifectas here.

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks so much!!

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almost 3 years ago GiGi26

Love this!! I make something very similar, sometimes I add a chopped apple.

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks! Chopped apple sounds wonderful...I'll try it next time

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Oh my gosh! This brings me back to a dish my husband used to cook us for dinner while I was in school. His combined sauerkraut, potatoes, and kielbasa in a single pot.

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about 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Oh yes!! I've added a little sauerkraut to this in the past when I have it.. Absent the sauerkraut, the red wine vinegar compensates. I hope you liked your husband's version!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Thanks to this post, my husband made his "German Dinner" the other night! It's surprisingly good.

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

I'm so glad! Never underestimate the culinary skills of the husband (LOL)!!

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about 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks! One pot meals are a favorite around here ( especially when I'm doing the cooking!)

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Love this Pat, kielbasa and cabbage is delicious and one pot, yay!!

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks sdebrango...I love one pot meals!