Around St. Patty’s Day, cabbage seems to be really cheap for some reason… One way I keep my budget low is to buy what’s cheapest when it’s cheapest. This week, we are eating cabbage.
I’ve been making this recipe in my crockpot for a long time. (I originally found it on southernfood.about.com but I can’t find the original source anymore.) It’s easy and delicious and perfect for busy days because you can just throw the ingredients in the crockpot and forget about them.
|This is it before it’s cooked…I’ll add a picture of the finished product when it’s all done!|
This is the original recipe:
Crockpot Sausage and Cabbage
- 1 small head cabbage, coarsely shredded
- 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 1/2 to 2 pounds kielbasa
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1 TBS dijon mustard
- 1 TBS cider vinegar
- 1 to 2 TBS brown sugar
- 1 tsp caraway seed, optional (I never add this because I can’t stand caraway seeds)
- salt and pepper to taste
Layer the cabbage, onion, and sausage in a 5 or 6 qt. crockpot. Whisk together the juice, mustard, vinegar, brown sugar and caraway seed (if you’re using it). Pour over crockpot ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. (My crockpot cooks it faster than that.)
My notes: I also add a couple diced carrots and potatoes to the crockpot. We like the extra veggies (and it gives picky eaters something other than cabbage to eat.) Also, I rarely have apple juice and have used water without issue…
Do you eat cabbage? Have any recipes to share?