Kielbasa & Cabbage

It’s better to do it than to wait for the perfect time or to wait for it to be perfect. Whatever it is…stop talking and start doing!!!

That’s all I’ve got for ya today šŸ˜‰

Now this dish…if you’re gonna eat kielbasa, PLEASE, for the love, don’t buy junk! Buy the stuff with REAL beef and no added fillers. This is a high fat meal and totally goes along with Shawn’s ketogenic meal plan…and there’s bacon in it. lol. Which makes errything better! This is also paleo and gluten free! I probably cook this twice a month now because it’s really tasty AND because it’s pretty easy to throw together. Here’s what I did:

Ingredients *(at the bottom of the page look for substitutions to make this fix approved)*:

-4 Kielbasa links or 1 lb (I’ve only found real beef one’s in the links)

-1 pack of bacon, cut into small bits

-1 head of cabbage sliced thinly

-1/2 onion chopped

-3 garlic cloves minced

-1/4 cup of beef broth OR water

-1 tsp of liquid stevia OR a tbsp of honey

-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

-1/4 tsp salt

-1 tbsp caraway seeds

In a large skillet over medium heat, fry the bacon bits until crispy and set themĀ aside on a plate with a paper towel on it. You can save some of the bacon grease for another time but leave at least 2 tbsp of bacon grease in the pan. Add in your onion and cook until it starts to caramelize, about 8 minutes. Then add in the garlic and stir for a minute. Toss in the seasonings, broth, and the cabbage and stir it well. Cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the kielbasa to the pan (or you can cook it in another pan if you want it to get crisp on the outside—I like hearing that snap when ya bite into it!), cover it, and cook for another 10-15 minutesĀ over medium heat.

When it’s done, serve it with the bacon bits sprinkled over the top! We like eating ours with mustard too šŸ™‚ Enjoy!


Serves 4, Calories: 341 | Fat 20.3 g | Protein 15 g | Carbs 7.7 g

FOR A CONTAINER APPROVED DISH…do the following INSTEAD of what’s listed above:

-4 large turkey sausageĀ links (would be good with spicy italian)

-Instead of bacon, either use turkey bacon or omit completely.

-Instead of bacon grease, use either coconut oil or olive oil.

Serving would be 1 c of cabbage & 1 link. Counts as 1 red (or 1.5 red if using turkey bacon), 2 green, 1 tsp