2 LB Kielbasa (smoked polish
6 can Fresh-like veg-all
Vegetables, suitable for
2 can Stewed tomatoes
2 can V-8 vegetable juice -- (8
1/2 md Size cabbage -- (1/2 to 1)
Bring to a boil in a LARGE pot about 2-3 quarts
of water. Chop kielbasa into 1/4 inch slices, and
throw into boiling water. Let simmer for a while
(1/2 - 2 hours [this brings a smoky flavor to the
broth]), and then add the liquid from the cans
of stewed tomatoes. Chop the tomatoes and add them
also. Drain the vegetables, and add.
Add the V-8 and let it come back up to a simmer.
While waiting for the pot to simmer, chop the cabbage
into small ( 1 inch ) pieces.
Also, you may add Tabasco, Trappeys, etc. hot sauce,
in several drop quantities, or use the "HOT"
version of V-8. When simmering, add the
Cabbage, and allow to simmer until the cabbage
goes very limp-about 1/2 hour.
Total hands on time, 15 minutes. Total cooking
time, 1 hour 15 minutes to 3 hours. Serve with
Fresh baked rye, pumpernickel, French, or whole
wheat bread. Serves 10, or 4 if they are ravenous.