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Crockpot Madness: Sausage and Cabbage

I’ll be totally honest.  I made this a while ago.  Possibly even a month ago.  I just totally forgot to blog about it!

I’m glad I stumbled upon the pictures today, though, because this recipe was two of my favorite things:

  1. Delicious; and
  2. Really, really, really, really easy.

So here’s to that!  I’m on vacation this week anyway, so between reading, watching LOST season six (!), and going to the gym, I thought it’d be a good time to go through all of my old pictures and see if there’s anything I need to catch up on in there (and apparently there was).  So enjoy this, and for all of you who aren’t on vacation–I’m sorry, but here’s an easy dinner for you.

Crockpot Sausage and Cabbage (adapted from this recipe)

  • 4 medium red potatoes, scrubbed and chopped
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, roughly sliced
  • 1 T butter, melted
  • 5-8 links sausage (I used sweet Italian)
  • 1/2 C apple juice (I like the cloudy kind, myself)
  • 2 t cider vinegar
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1/2 t dried thyme

Now here’s the best part: throw it all in the crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  So easy!  I did it in this order:  butter, potatoes, pepper, cabbage, onion, salt and thyme, sausage, apple juice, and vinegar–but I really don’t think it matters.  Your crockpot will be really full at first, but the cabbage cooks down quickly.

How easy was that?

 The taste was a little reminiscent to me of the famed Hungarian stuffed cabbage, but obviously without the tang of sauerkraut or tomato juice–but I think you could easily toss both or perhaps just the tomato juice into the recipe for this if you are craving an easy way to get your cabbage fix.

If I’m not the only person in the world who needs to get their cabbage fix, that is.

Fritz was a huge fan of this, because the man loves anything that gets cooked in a big pot and yields large servings of “manfood”.  However, I am quickly discovering that aside from mustard there isn’t much food that he is not a big fan of.  Seems to me like he really is the perfect husband for a food blogger.

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  1. Hannah

    …and sushi (on the Fritz rather not list).

  2. Kendra

    I just through this in the crockpot for dinner tonight. Crossing my fingers and hoping for the best :)

  3. Carol

    Well, I made this dish today, and it looks nothing like the pictures. Did you pre-brown the sausage before the crockpot ?

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      No, I didn’t. Not sure why it worked differently for you…sorry! Sometimes crockpot recipes can be difficult to translate based on approximations :(

  4. Kentuckylady717

    This looks yummy…I would most definitely throw a can of sauerkraut in with this…and maybe a few hot pepper seeds…..

  5. Vanessa Perry

    What if you don’t have the apple juice? Any substitutes?

  6. Carl Carlson

    Made this recipe tonight, it was delicious. Did not change anything in the recipe and followed the sequence in stacking the crock pot. This is a winner and will make it again.

  7. Kathy

    This looks really good. Can’t wait to try it!

  8. Shannon

    I cooked this today and my cabbage is still green it doesn’t look anything like yours. Wonder why…???

  9. Sue

    This sounds yummy. Making my food shopping list now. Can’t wait.

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