Cabbage Soup!

In my house my family can count on a few things when it comes to meals.

We eat together every Sunday.

When the temperature starts to drop in the fall, mom makes soup every Saturday.

I LOVE SOUP SATURDAY!!

At the farmers’ market last week I bought my first cabbage of the season. At first I did a double take to make sure it was really there, and to be sure, there she was, nestled between the broccoli and kale. I checked them all out and selected a medium head, as I immediately knew that I was going to make CABBAGE SOUP.

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When I was growing up I will admit that when my mom made meals that involved cabbage, I was less than enthusiastic. But I guess that something she did must have worked because now I definitely appreciate this cruciferous¬†vegetable in many forms. Besides its vibrant flavor it is loaded with health benefits. My favorite way to prepare it is with a rich broth and some turkey sausage. Admittedly, I am a proteinavore…

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My recipe is simple, hearty, with a “home-cooked” feel. It’s great with some sharp white cheddar and a tall glass of milk… or beer. I think my mom would be proud.

Saute

2 cloves garlic

1 onion

Add; cook and stir until sausage is no longer pink. Drain.

1 lb. sweet italian sausage, uncased

1 pkg. turkey smoked sausage, cut into small slices

Add

1 head cabbage, chopped

1 c. green beans

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2 c. tomatoes, or 1 can diced tomatoes

4 red potatoes, cubed

64 oz. beef broth

2 c. water

1/8 tsp. cayenne

black pepper

1 tsp. paprika

** optional ** 2 T. bacon pieces

Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer until cabbage is tender and potatoes are done.

Share generously with your family so they feel the love. 

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