Recipe: Quick and Dirty! Sausages with Apple Cabbage Sauté

Another super easy and lightning quick recipe for your busy weekday repertoire. Or lazy Sunday post-mountain bike ride.

I’ve a confession to make. I love Niman Ranch’s Apple Gouda Sausages. I love them so much, that I stockpile them in my freezer. Especially because last summer we had some friends over and they asked, “Oh, what are these great sausages?” And we made the mistake of telling them. And the store sells out! So I have to stock up when I have the chance. You just can’t be caught empty-handed because they’re great for breakfast, grilling, or Wednesday’s Quick and Dirty dinner.

These are also awesome because they are gluten free, uncured, sugar free, and nitrate/nitrite free. They go particularly well with this mix of cabbage, apples, and onions. If you’re dairy-free, feel free to sub a sausage without the cheese.

Sausages with Apple Cabbage Sauté

May I suggest a pairing with Ninkasi Brewery's seasonal Spring Reign ale?

4 Niman Ranch apple gouda sausages (or sausage of choice)

3 Tbsp. butter

1 apple, peeled and diced

1/4 head cabbage, sliced into ribbons

1/2 onion, sliced

kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste


1) Melt butter in large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add apple, cabbage, and onion.

2) Pierce sausages a few times with a fork. When cabbage mixture begins to soften, about 2 minutes, nestle sausages in, making sure they have direct contact with the pan’s surface. Put a lid on it.

3) After first side of sausages have browned, about 4 minutes, flip them over. Replace lid and cook until onion is translucent and cabbage is al dente, about 4 more minutes. Splat some mustard on your plate and dig in!

Serves 2.


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