Smothered Cabbage

Advocate staff photo by BETH COLVINTradition says eating cabbage or greens at the new year means you'll have money, but using this recipe, you'll want to eat the cabbage because it's delicious, too.
Advocate staff photo by BETH COLVINTradition says eating cabbage or greens at the new year means you'll have money, but using this recipe, you'll want to eat the cabbage because it's delicious, too.

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Advocate-Tested Recipe

Smothered Cabbage

Makes 8 to 10 servings. Recipe is by Beth Colvin.

4 tbls. butter, divided

1 cup pre-chopped fresh Cajun seasoning blend

1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 medium head cabbage, washed, cored and damaged leaves removed

Salt, black pepper and Creole seasoning, to taste

1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the seasoning blend and sauté until soft and fragrant, about 10 minutes. Do not allow to brown.

2. Add the sausage and broth, cover and cook while you chop the cabbage into bite-sized chunks. Add the cabbage to the pot, dot with remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, season and put the lid back on.

3. Lower heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 to 45 minutes. Adjust seasoning as needed.