slow cooked cabbage soup with smoked sausage
Whenever my husband sees cabbage on sale, he starts talking about making cabbage soup. This is usually around St. Patrick’s Day. It’s an inexpensive meal to make and doesn’t take a lot of time (if you don’t count the 4-6 hours in the slow cooker). We make our cabbage soup with smoked sausage and a couple other ingredients.
You do not need to add salt, as there will be salt from the sausage/kielbasa you use. You can make this for your St. Patrick’s day party or family gatherings. Freeze and serve left overs for later.
cabbage, washed and cut into thin slices
1/2 pound carrots cut into bite size pieces
1 package smoked sausage (we use kielbasa with the casing removed)
32 ounces chicken broth
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
In your slow cooker, add the cabbage, carrots and smoked sausage.
You can add the carton of chicken broth and then fill it 3/4 way full of water and pour over the ingredients until you can see the water.
Add the pepper and put the cover on the slow cooker.
Allow the slow cooker to cook on low for 4-6 hours. You’ll want the carrots to be tender for serving.
You can serve this as a boiled cabbage dinner or as a cabbage stew, whichever you prefer.