This Polish Kielbasa is one that my grandmother from North Dakota (then later California) always made. Growing up with freezing cold North Dakota winters meant lots of hearty, heart warming meals. This is a one pan dish that is loaded with vegetables, hearty potatoes, and the star of the dish…Polish Keilbasa sausage.
To make it, you simply chop up all of the ingredients and throw them into a big pan on the stove top and let it simmer until you can easily slide a fork into the potatoes. Then heap it into big steaming bowls & serve! I really appreciate one pan meals. I really don’t rely on them enough. It’s so great to be finished with dinner, ready to wash dishes, and low and behold….you are done in under 5 minutes! That way you can get back to whatever show you are binging on Netflix. Now that’s the kind of lifestyle that I can get behind!
When making North Dakota Kielbasa, I always opt for red skin potatoes and leave the skin on. There are so many nutrients in that red skin that I just can’t bear to part with it. Plus it adds a fun color! I take the pan off the heat as soon as the potatoes have just finished. I don’t like to let the potatoes get too mushy or the whole bowl will have a soft consistency. It’s more fun to eat when the potatoes are still firm enough to pull everything together!
Now you’d never see my grandma do this, but I love to add a squeeze of lime on top! It gives the dish just a touch of citrus to balance out the flavors and the salty sausage. Roasting the sausage with all of these veggies really releases the Kielbasa flavor. There is no need to add any salt or pepper. Let the sausage speak for itself.
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