Who said eating healthy has to be expensive!? This is one of my favorite low-budget recipes. It also makes for great leftovers throughout the week. Not only is it budget-friendly, but it’s a super quick one at just 20 minutes for prep and cooking, and has just a handful of ingredients.
1 medium head green cabbage-sliced into ribbons
1 sweet potato-peeled and chopped into bite sized pieces
1 lb kielbasa (or other smoked sausage, chicken sausage, etc.) -sliced thin
1 small onion-sliced thin
1 tablespoon cooking fat/oil-butter, olive oil, coconut oil, etc.
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons brown mustard (good quality!)
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Begin by browning kielbasa in a large pot or Dutch Oven, stirring frequently (roughly 5-7 minutes) on medium heat. Once kielbasa is browned on all sides, remove from pot and set aside.
- Add 1 tablespoon cooking fat to the pot, then the sweet potato and onion. Cook until the sweet potato is slightly tender (not soft, or it will get mushy) and the onion is translucent.
- Next add the sliced cabbage, and stir/toss until the cabbage begins to wilt (roughy 10 minutes). Once the cabbage is wilted, add the rest of the ingredients and kielbasa back to the pot and stir/toss and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
- Serve immediately.