Kielbasa and Cabbage

It's that time of the year when you're starting to run out of variety in the garden.  This week I harvested the last of the items before I start to get ready for fall.  I got five heads of red cabbage and about half a bucket of carrots.  The carrots I'm planning on freezing, but what can I do with red cabbage?  This is where one of my favorite kitchen gadgets comes into play.  I love my electric pressure cooker!


  • Cabbage (Red or White)
  • Kielbasa
  • Carrots*
  • Onion*
  • Celery*
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Dried Garlic

*optional ingredients


  1. Cut up the kielbasa into slices.  Brown in the electric pressure cooker.  (Most have a "sear" setting.)
  2. Add cabbage and other ingredients until full.  I use the heat of the freshly browned kielbasa to help wilt down the cabbage.  Also, don't be afraid to fill it past the "max fill" line.  It's amazing how much the cabbage will wilt.
  3. Add seasonings.  I prefer a ton of pepper, some salt, and a pinch of dried garlic.
  4. Cook for 10 minutes at 10 psi.  (Most electric cookers have a manual setting.)  Then release the pressure using the pressure release knob.