Monday, January 24, 2011

Meatless (Vegan) Monday: Vegan Kielbasa and Cabbage Recipe

Day 24.

I looked at a lot of recipes to find something to do with this Tofurky Kielbasa we bought. My husband likes kielbasa (the meat stuff) and I've never had it. We love German hot slaw (my grandmother's recipe), so I thought I'd try Kielbasa and Cabbage as it seems kind of similar. After tinkering with several different recipes, I came up with a conversion. I had to tone down the spices due to the toddler's sickness, but that can always be adjusted.

Kielbasa and Cabbage
1 onion, peeled and diced
1 head cabbage, chopped
2 sliced potatoes, about 2 C
Tofurky kielbasa sausage substitute, 1 package (4 links)
3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 C water

Place all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours, until potatoes are tender.

The Results
Funny. The toddler and I loved the kielbasa. My husband did not. He said it was "OK, but nothing like real kielbasa." Never having had real kielbasa, I really liked it. The cabbage and potatoes were a little on the bland side, but a dash or two of red pepper flakes and house seasoning (garlic powder, salt and pepper) fixed that up on the parents' plates. I think I would try it grilled next time and make the cabbage the somewhat traditional German way on the stovetop with more vinegar, sugar and "bacon" to be served on the side.

This post is linked at Just Another Meatless MondayHappy Homemaker MondayMeatless Mondays, Homemaker MondayMenu Inspiration Monday, CravingsMidnight Maniac Meatless MondaysTuesdays at the TableDelectable Tuesday, Simple Lives Thursday, Delicious DishesHearth and SoulTasty TuesdaysTempt My Tummy Tuesday and What's for Lunch Wednesday?


  1. I found you from HHM link from Sandra's blog. I am so glad I did, I have been wanting to do more veggie only meals or a side dish.

  2. I'm glad you found me, too. :) There are tons of meals you can make, especially if you're trying to do the meatless Monday thing, or just incorporate more veggies. Good luck!

  3. this looks really great!

    Thanks for linking up to Just Another Meatless Monday

  4. This looks great... Hubby is a GIANT kielbasa fan.. will HAVE to try this.. (= .. BTW.. We'd like to feature you on our Blog Hop tomorrow.. "Tag Back Tuesday"....

    Thanks you so much for being a follower ...

  5. So is mine! That'd be awesome! Thanks MotF! See you there.

  6. Found you through the blog hop! Very interesting, actually, b/c dh is a meat eater all the way, yet the kids and I not so much. I will have to try some of the recipes!

  7. Ok hopped on over from blog hop. Love this . Looks wonderful . I am a cabbage lover. I am now your newest follower. Love your blog. I will be cooking many of these. I need all the help I can get.

  8. So....tobasa? Instead of tofurkey, that is... This sounds really great, so glad you shared it w/ the hearth and soul hop this week :D

  9. Thank you all for following! tobasa! hah!