The husband wasn't home for dinner yesterday so I decided to have a little fun. Although, in hindsight, I think he would have liked this one.
My idea was a simple sausage and cabbage stew, kind of like this one but without the potatoes because I didn't have any. Then I spied apples in my fruit basket and was inspired, pulling out some fun stuff for flavoring.
The result was spectacular! I could have eaten the whole batch. It was a big ole bowl of comfort. Little Guy pounded 2 sausage links but, as expected, VERY hesitant with the cabbage. I made him take his customary 1 bite and even though he said he didn't like it I could tell it wasn't THAT bad. Moms just know these things. 😉
The sausage really absorbed the flavor of everything and the whole dish had that slight tartness that goes great with cooked cabbage. My only change next time would be to try and stuff even more cabbage in the pot as it cooked down so much! I wish I had more to eat with the sausage because the two together made the perfect bite.
Here's what I did…
- ½ large head of cabbage shredded
- 2 apples cored and cut into 6 wedges
- 2 small onion cut into wedges
- 1 lb package of Turkey Italian Sausage (mine were frozen)
- 1 12 oz can of beer (I used Coors Light)
- ½ tbsp molasses
- ½ tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp of a good seedy mustard
Put the cabbage, onion, apple and sausage links in the crockpot.
Short side note: While I was cutting the apple someone was VERY curious!
He's never liked apple so this was HUGE! Another reason whey I always involve the kids in the cooking. Even at this age. 🙂
Anyway, mix the beer, molasses, honey, vinegar and mustard together in a small bowl. Pour it over the ingredients in the crockpot.
Cook on high for 5 hours. (Low 7-8 should be fine as well.)
Open, give it a stir and take in the aroma!
I served the sausage whole for myself but cut it for the kids. Servings size is tough on this one especially since I left the sausage whole. I'm estimating it to be 4 but that would mean 1.5 sausages per person which does seem about right. This is the kind of meal I just scoop and eat. 🙂
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|4||1.5 sausage links plus ¼ of the cabbage|
|300||2g||6g||old: 5||new: 5|