Make Ahead

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

September 20, 2011
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
In This Recipe
  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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Recipe by: inpatskitchen

I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining. My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!