Friday, January 22, 2010

Mom's Lithuanian Cabbage and Sausage Recipe

This is a traditional Lithuanian recipe that my mom used to make us as kids. Great winter meal that is hearty, healthy and very inexpensive.

1 medium/large cabbage cut in 1/2 lengthwise then cut into strips
6 large Knackwurst sausages (Can really use your preference here -Kielbasa, weiners - any good smoked sausage will do) - cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 large onion cut into thin slices
1 can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar

In large saucepan on medium heat add olive oil, onions and salt, cook until soft. Add cabbage and cook, stirring occasionaly, for about 15 minutes. Add sugar and tomoato sauce and stir (tip: you can sub the tomato sauce and brown sugar with plain ketchup - I know it sounds strange, but you can't tell the difference in taste at all!). Add sausauge and cover. Cook on medium low heat for another 1/2 hour, stirring occasionaly. When done will have a golden red color.

This is one of those dishes that is even better the longer it cooks, the flavors just melt into one another.

We serve this with simple boiled potatoes with butter and salt.

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