Super simple sausage & potato skillet with roasted cabbage

I don’t know about you, but here in Central Oregon, we have been having temperatures that seem to stick right to your bones!!  Besides dreaming of spending the day in a hot tub with a hot toddy in my hand & watching the steam roll off the bubbling water, I also crave soul food!  The kind that seems to warm you up from the inside out.  I could never get sick of those hearty stews & soups that feel so good in your hands during winter, but my husband tends to ask for his kind of comfort food…sausage, potatoes, beans, meatloaf, & mashed potatoes with gravy!  Pretty much he’s telling me that he can only handle so much soup a season;)  This SUPER simple sausage & potato skillet is so easy & packed full of flavor!  Not to mention, it’s probably one of the cheapest meals you’ll make this month!!  The roasted cabbage is incredibly effortless with beautiful results!  Your family will think you’ve worked your tail off, but only we will know the truth!  So grab that glass of wine and relax, dinner will be done in a jiffy & yet again your cooking will be applauded!!

Ingredients:

8 Medium potatoes- I’m partial to red potatoes;)

1 Kielbasa sausage

1 Large or 2 small onions- I’ve used red, white, & sweet onion.  They all work fabulous!

2 Tablespoons of soy sauce

2 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

1 Head of cabbage

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I cover my roasting pans with foil for fast & easy clean up after

1.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2.) Drizzle both sides of cabbage with olive oil and pepper& salt to taste

Cover with foil for the first 30 minutes & then remove for that beautiful brown roasted color!  The cabbage should take about an hour so while it’s in the oven, we can get started on our sausage & potato skillet!

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I LOVE to cook in my cast iron, but my large skillet works just as great for this dish;)

1;) Cut onions in half & slice.  Throw them in your skillet with a drizzle of olive oil to start caramelizing them.  Your heat should be on medium for a slow caramelization.  We want them nice and golden brown!

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2.) While our onions are caramelizing, let slice up those taters & the sausage! Cut them both about 1/4 inch thick.  Keeping them the same size ensures even cooking.

20160104_1654423.) Once our fragrant onions have reached a caramel color, we add in our soy sauce & balsamic vinegar.  Allow to simmer for about one minute then pour into a separate dish until we need them again.

4.) Pour your sausage & potatoes into your skillet & let them start to render & crisp on medium heat.  The sausage provides all of the flavor & fat you will need for the potatoes to be tasty & not stick.  Pretty fancy huh!?

5.) Once potatoes are cooked through, put the onions from earlier back in with the taters & sausage to finish the last few minutes.

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Look at that gorgeous cabbage!!  You can roast as long as you’d like to get your desired coloring

6.) This is the last step!  Plate your delicious cabbage with your mouth watering sausage & potatoes & ENJOY!  This is one of my husband’s favorites & has always been well loved at family gatherings.  No one realizes how simple it truly is. So, it will be our little secret;)

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If you’re still hungry after this meal, then it’s your own fault lol!  This makes enough for delicious leftovers that can be added to scrambled eggs for a breakfast burrito or they taste heavenly just re-heated!  Believe me, there won’t be a crumb that goes to waste!  Hope you love it as much as our crazy bunch does! CHEERS!!

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