Sautéed onions, garlic, and fried cabbage in a brown ale mustard sauce, with delicious smoked kielbasa, all topped off with a chopped sweet apple. A delicious one-pan meal ready in 30 minutes!
Heat oil and butter in your ICON Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat until melted and foamy.
Add diced onions and cook until soft and transparent, about 3-4 minutes. Stir consistently to prevent sticking or burning.
Add garlic, and cook about 1 more minute.
Add cabbage and stir into the garlic and onions. Season with salt, pepper, and caraway seeds.
“Fry” the cabbage until it reduces in volume by half - about 3 or 4 minutes. Stir consistently as it cooks down to prevent burning and to allow it to cook evenly.
Add smoked kielbasa, brown ale, and mustard to the pan. Stir and cook 4-6 more minutes. Less time will make the cabbage more "al dente."
The apples will have some texture and offer a crunch; if you prefer a softer apple then simply add a few more minutes to the cook time after you've added them to the dish.
For those that like a hint of sweetness, add 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar.