Transylvania Stockpot with Kielbasas

Transylvania  Stockpot with Kielbasas

This must have been Dracula’s favorite snack food in between victims.   After all, it is named after his home town.  In fact, he may have used this warm hearty dish to lure in his victims from the blistery cold streets of Transylvania.  Even now the aroma may warm the Count by allowing him to reminisce “the good old days” when all it took was a delicious warm soup to lure his victims off the streets versus a pair of Louboutin these days.    This is an easy recipe that will warm the coldest of souls and is perfect for the season.  Use the Healthy Choice brand to eliminate the added carbs and fat with the sausage or try a smoked chicken or turkey sausage.  Enjoy!


6oz Nitrate- free bacon

1 large onion chopped

3 gloves garlic, minces

1 small green cabbage, cored, cut into wedges and then chopped

1 Tbs paprika

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 28oz can diced tomatoes

3 cups chicken broth

1 cinnamon stick

2 bay leaves

1 pound smoked kielbasas sausage (healthy choice)

1/2 cup chopped parsley


In a large cauldron (dutch oven) cook the bacon over medium heat until it begins to crisp.  Add the onion and garlic, cook until the onions are translucent and reduce the heat.  Add the cabbage, paprika and pepper and cook about 5 more minutes.  Add tomatoes with their juice, broth, cinnamon and bay leaves.  Raise heat to medium-high and bring to a boil while stirring.  Reduce heat, cover, and simmer about 45 minutes.  Add the sliced kielbasa and heat through.  Stir in chopped parsley and ladle into wide shallow bowls to serve.

NUTRITIONAL VALUE 2 cup soup broth  with 3 oz kielbasa: Calories 185.07 fat 7.515; carbohydrates 13.76; protein 15.6

Original recipe from The Primal Blueprint Cookbook