Thursday, January 28, 2016

Cabbage Stew

Cabbage Stew
recipe credit South Your Mouth

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound smoked sausage, cut into bite-sized pieces (Kielbasa is fine)
1 onion, chopped
1-2 carrots, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
3-4 tablespoons bacon grease (can substitute butter)
1 small head of cabbage, chopped into 1" pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
6 cups chicken broth
5 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 10.5-oz. can cream of celery soup (cream of chicken works great)
opt. dash of cream

Saute sausage in vegetable oil in a large stock pot or Dutch oven until nicely browned. Add onion and carrots and continue cooking until onions are semi-translucent. Add bacon grease, cabbage, salt, pepper and garlic and continue cooking and stirring for 5 minutes.

Add chicken broth and potatoes and stir well. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer stew for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in cream of celery soup, reduce heat to low, cover and continue cooking for 10-15 minutes.

I really loved this soup. It's fast and inexpensive. You can make substitutions also if you don't have something on hand. The addition of a dash of cream to your bowl of soup just makes it creamier and richer but is not needed.