Polish Sausage with Red Cabbage


1 large head red cabbage, sliced
2 quarts boiling water
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup red wine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3/4 pound kielbasa, diced


Place the cabbage in a colander. Pour the boiling water over the cabbage and allow to drain well.

Melt the butter in a large heavy skillet. Add the cabbage and stir in the lemon juice. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes or until the cabbage is pink. Add the wine, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 45 minutes.

Mix the brown sugar and cornstarch together. Stir into simmering liquid. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat and add the sausage. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.