Monday, March 5, 2012

Polish Sausage with Smothered Cabbage and Mashed Potatoes

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This buffalo came to us directly from The Buffalo Guys. The thing I liked most about the buffalo meat is that it's lower in cholesterol and fat than other comparable meats. These buffalo are happy guys out roaming free on the range and no fillers or other nasty stuff to get in the way. The flavor is great and we used all of them in a variety of ways. Hot dogs went into some Mac and Cheese for  the kids, Andouille sausage went into a Jambalaya and the Polish Sausage went in to the dish I'll share with you below.

I opened up the packages and was taking some pictures and my daughter snagged a whole sausage for herself. She's lucky she's so darn cute.

All the meat we got was pre-cooked so it made it really easy to throw it in to pretty much any dish.

My favorite of all the dishes was definitely the polish sausage one that I did. Creamy mashed potatoes covered in a cooked cabbage, onion and sausage mixture and then topped with crispy apples. Textures complimented each other perfectly and even the kids loved it, cabbage and all.

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Polish Sausage with Smothered Cabbage and Mashed Potatoes

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3/4 pound Polish sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 cups chopped cabbage
1 onion, sliced thin
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
3/4 pound yellow-fleshed or russet (baking) potatoes
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into bits
1 apple, thinly sliced

In a large heavy skillet heat the oil over moderate heat until it is hot but not smoking. Add the cabbage and the onion and cook the mixture, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is browned. Add 1 1/2 cups chicken stock and simmer the mixture, covered partially, for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cabbage is tender. Stir in the sausage.

While the mixture is simmering, in a steamer set over boiling water steam the potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces, covered, for 12 minutes, or until they are very tender, transfer them to a bowl, and mash them with a potato masher. Add the milk, scalded, 3 tablespoons hot water, the butter, and salt and pepper to taste and stir the potato mixture until the butter is melted. Serve the sausage mixture on the mashed potatoes topped with apple. 


  1. Who isn't a fan of meat and potatoes? I know I am! Loved your smothered cabbage combination too!

  2. Fantastic recipe! Love the picture of your little girl just snacking on the sausage!

  3. I'm not a mashed potato eater...but this makes me want to dive right in.

  4. What a beautiful dish - love the apple on top for crunch. And your daughter is adorable!

  5. Sounds great Matt. I love the pic of your daughter. She's a girl after my own sausage lovin heart. :) Happy Monday.

  6. I love that pic of your daughter enjoying the sausage-- she's adorable. Looks like a simple, hearty meal the whole family will enjoy.

  7. Adorable picture of your daughter. I love the combination of potatoes, cabbage and sausage.

  8. cooking with children is precious.

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