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German Sausage and Cabbage

by Permanent Posies on February 21, 2011

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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!

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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

Sausage Cabbage Skillet Recipe

(I forgot to take a photo and found this one on Allrecipes that looked like mine.)

Saute the onions and jalepenos 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! 

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Miz Helen February 21, 2011 at 8:29 PM

We just love Sausage and Cabbage it looks so good. Thank you for sharing and hosting us today. You have a great week!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy February 21, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Congrats on the new grandbaby!!

Ames February 21, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Ohh yumo! We make this a lot sans the jalepeno pepper!~Ames

Michelle @ On and Off My Plate February 22, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Congrats and thanks for hosting! Hot sauce….anytime!

Alecia @ Savings and Stewardship February 22, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Thanks for the linky!

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