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Sausage with Red Cabbage and Apples

photo: Scott Phillips

Servings: 6

Fully cooked sausages are a great choice for speedy weeknight dinners. Pair them with red cabbage braised in beer plus vinegar, cloves, and red currant jelly for your own mini Oktoberfest.


  • 3 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 head red cabbage, thinly sliced (about 6 cups)
  • 1 large Granny smith apple, peeled and chopped
  • 2 oz. (4 Tbs.) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup lager-style beer
  • 1/4 cup red currant jelly
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 bratwurst, knockwurst, or other cooked sausage of your choice
  • Mustard, for serving (optional)

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 580
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 420
  • Fat (g): 47
  • Saturated Fat (g): 17
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 4
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 23
  • Cholesterol (mg): 95
  • Sodium (mg): 1030
  • Carbohydrates (g): 29
  • Fiber (g): 3
  • Sugar (g): 19
  • Protein (g): 13


  • Heat 2 Tbs. of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the cabbage and apple, and cook, tossing occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the butter, beer, jelly, vinegar, cloves, 1 tsp. salt, and a couple of grinds of pepper. cover and cook until the cabbage is tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 Tbs. oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the sausages and cook, turning occasionally, until browned and heated through, 6 to 8 minutes. Serve the cabbage with the sausages and some mustard on the side, if you like.


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Reviews (5 reviews)

  • racki | 01/22/2019

    This is superb. Would not make a single change or suggestion.

  • momsstuffing | 11/11/2017

    Delicious! Very easy and great flavor. Served with browned & braised bratwurst and baby potatoes. 1 pot, 1 pan and a yummy dinner.

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