January 16, 2011

Kielbasa with Onion and Apple

Make this dish in just 30 minutes...

I wish I had better pictures to show off the results of this recipe.
Just take my word for it: this is delicious.

This meal uses ingredients that are easy to keep on hand--freeze the kielbasa (thaw before using it), store the onion in a dark, dry place, and refrigerate the apples.

My husband says this dish is "ridiculously good," and that's pretty much it. The flavors are sweet, spicy, and smoky. I like how it has mixed but similar textures: tender kielbasa, succulent and still-a-bit-crisp apples, and soft onions.

Note: You probably can omit the butter in this recipe, but I haven't yet tried it that way. 

Side ideas: Couscous or Brussels sprouts, broccoli, or another green vegetable.

Kielbasa with Onion and Apple
Estimated total time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4 - 6

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 pound polska kielbasa
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 large apples (Gala or a similar crisp variety)
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
1.  Cut fully-thawed kielbasa into wedges (1-inch at widest outer edge).
2.  Heat butter over medium heat in a large pot--I use a 5-quart pot. 
3.  Add kielbasa wedges to butter and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
4.  Meanwhile, slice onion into thin strips.
5.  Add onion to pan and cook for 6 minutes, stirring often.
6.  Meanwhile, slice apples into wedges (1/2-inch width at widest).
7.  Add apple slices to pan and stir.
8.  Cook the mixture for about 13 minutes or until apples are tender (they should be springy and somewhat bendable).
9.  Stir the cider vinegar and sugar to the kielbasa-onion-apple mixture. Stir. 
10.  Add the dried parsley to the mixture and stir well. 
11.  Bring the mixture to a boil then simmer for 1-2 minutes.
12.  Serve hot.



Danielle said...

We make a similar recipe we actually got out of "Farmer Boy" from the Little house books, Sausage Apples and Onions. It does sound like a weird combo, but soooo savory! We often like cornbread to go with it too.

abigail said...

Neat! Those books are excellent.
Is that recipe actually in the book, or just the general ingredients? Cornbread as a side sounds great! :)

kristin noel said...

Okay so this is on our menu list for next week. Cannot wait to try it! I knew there was a reason I stocked up on sausage at the last grocery sale. ;-)

abigail said...

Excellent! Hope ya like it. :)