Beer Braised Cabbage and Sausage

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Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 1/4 pounds Bratwurst sausage links

  • 1 medium onion, sliced

  • 1 Gala apple, cored and sliced

  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed

  • 1 1/2 pounds green cabbage, sliced

  • 1 (12 ounce) beer

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds

  • Kosher salt 

  • Freshly ground black pepper 

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill


  1. In a large heavy pot, heat the butter over medium high heat until hot, then brown the sausages, turning once, about 5 minutes. Transfer the sausages to a platter.

  2. Stir in the onion, apple, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper, then cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 6 minutes.

  3. Place the sausage back in the pot along with the cabbage, beer, Worcestershire, mustard, and caraway and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, then cook, covered, until cabbage is tender, about 20 minutes. Uncover pot and simmer until liquid is almost evaporated, about 5 minutes, then season with salt and pepper to taste, sprinkle with the dill and serve.

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