What Is Kapusta?

What is Kapusta?

Kapusta (the polish word for “cabbage”) is a traditional Polish dish made from braised cabbage or sauerkraut (kapusta kiszona or “sour cabbage”). It can be flavored with mushrooms, onion, or garlic and other seasonings like bay leaf or paprika. Kapusta is often flavored with pork as well.[related]

Kapusta Shopping Tips

Stock up on root vegetables like beets, turnips, and potatoes. They are a staple in Eastern European cuisine.

Kapusta Cooking How-Tos

Eastern European cuisine often involves slow-cooking methods. Pressure cookers can cut down on cooking time.

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This is my mom's coal country PA version of kapusta, easily adapted to be vegetarian/vegan by substituting vegetarian beans for the pork and beans.
Try this recipe for a change from the ordinary. Sauerkraut is baked with mushrooms, onions and cabbage.
My very German parents loved this Polish dish. It is from A Taste Of The Country Cookbook.

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