Monday, April 6, 2009

Sausage and Cabbage Stew

Slow-Cooker recipes are nice when dinnertime is busy but you've got free time earlier in the day. I especially like vegetables, which get sweet and savory when slow-cooked.

  • 1.5 pounds savory sausage such as Andouille or Kielbasa
  • 2 large carrots, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2-3 red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 red onion, frenched or julienned
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/2 small head of cabbage, chopped or julienned (about 2 cups total)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • salt and pepper to taste

Brown the sausage in a skillet set over medium-high heat. When browned, remove from skillet and cut into 1/2 inch slices. Put sausage, carrots, potatoes, onion, and broth and cook in a slow cooker set on high for 3-4 hours (6-8 hours for low). In a medium bowl, toss the cabbage with the kosher salt and let sit for 2 minutes. Dump the contents of the bowl into the slow cooker and simmer for another 10-20 minutes on high.

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