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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sausage Cabbage Skillet

This easy one pot skillet meal is perfect for a quick homemade meal. If you like serve it with a side of pan fried potatoes.


  • 1 lb Smoked Beef Sausage , or the flavor of your choice 
  • 1 small to medium Head of Cabbage, sliced
  • 1 tsp Bacon Fat ( I keep a jar in the fridge, don't y'all?!? )
  • 2 tbs Cooking Oil
  • 2 tbs Butter
  • Salt, Cracked Black Pepper, & Onion Powder 
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon fat and cooking oil.

Slice smoked sausage and add to skillet.

Slice Cabbage and set aside.

Cook sliced sausage until it begins to brown, 5-10 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Add sliced cabbage to skillet and season with salt, pepper, and onion powder to taste. Add butter and cook cabbage until desired tenderness, stirring occasionally, 20-25 minutes.

Add smoked sausage back to the skillet with the cabbage and stir to combine.


  1. I have been making this dinner for years, I call it Grandpa's sausage and cabbage. And yes, I was brought up on bacon and keep bacon grease in my refer. I also fry potatoes with bacon and onion and serve it with this dinner along with applesauce...Wonderful dinner and so down home...

    1. Julia's Simply SouthernAugust 27, 2016 at 7:40 PM

      It really is! I love fried potatoes on the side.

  2. Looks like a delicious meal for fall! I do like to cook with bacon grease as well. I don't have a jar in the fridge (that's a thought though) but whenever I cook bacon, I always use the grease to make something else as well!

    1. Thank you Michelle! Typically cooler months I use more bacon grease for those rich and savory meals but always keep it on hand. That's something I carried over seeing it in the fridge growing up ;)

  3. One of my family's favorites! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!


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