German Sausage And Cabbage!
Today is baby day for our family. #5 grandbaby is making her way into the world. She is the #1 child for my #3 child. Can’t wait!
On to recipes, I was trying not to go to the grocery store the other day. I only had fresh cabbage and then a lot of canned stuff. I have to admit that I am spoiled to fresh veggies.
So, I found 3 jalepeno and cheese, German style sausages in the freezer. I don’t remember when I put them there (yikes) but I had an idea that it was in November or December. I decided to cook one to see how it tasted before I added them all to the recipe. They were awesome!
GERMAN SAUSAGE AND CABBAGE
- 1/2 head cabbage
- 3 small potatoes
- 1/3 jalepeno
- 1/3 onion (I used some I had frozen…so about 1/2 cup)
- 3 German sausages (these were not long ones but the kind that is the length of a hot dog and fatter)
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Frank’s Hot Sauce
Saute the onions and jalapenos in the olive oil. Since my onions were frozen when I threw them in pan, they took a while and produced more liquid. So I used that to help cook the cabbage.
So, after the jalepenos and cabbage were tender, I added the garlic cloves and cooked for 1 minute. Then, I added the sausages and cooked them until they were browned.
I removed the sausages and added the cabbage, covered the pans and simmered for about 25 minutes.
I sliced up the sausage and threw it back in the pan and let it stew in the cabbage. After chopping the potatoes in bite size pieces, I steamed them In another pan with a steamer basket until tender. All I did to season them was to sprinkle them with salt and pepper. These were tasty by themselves because steaming potatoes bring out their flavor but I served the cabbage and sausage over the potatoes.
After it was on the plate, I mixed in some Frank’s Hot Sauce to kick it up a notch. One of my friends stopped by and she had some dinner with us, which was such an unexpected treat. At one point, I looked over at my husband and he had beads of sweat on his forehead. My dad used to say that if it didn’t make you sweat, it wasn’t hot enough. I guess this was hot enough with the Frank’s Hot Sauce added. YUM!
Hi, my name is Susan and I love cooking, watching the Food Network, reading cookbooks and, of course, eating. I am also an artist and spend time each week in my studio (bedroom) oil painting. I am a mother of four and a grandmother to 5 and that, along with my husband and 2 dogs, take up my most of my time. I am a side-tracked Home Executive and I had the privilege of being a stay –at-home mom so, you might say that my passion is the home and making a haven for those I love. I am quite skilled at shopping 🙂 and finding a bargain just makes my day.