Cabbage and Sausage Stew!

I am not sure, what is the origin of this dish, but i have been making it for quite a while now. And i have been adjusting it all the time, by adding spices, for example and changing the way i cut everything. Here is my final version (so far…lol).

It’s a great warming, winter dish, even though it’s summer in Australia, i felt like making it.

I wouldn’t call it an easy dish, as all the chopping and cooking takes time.


Sausages- 600g-1000g, good quality beef sausages, i have Angus, cut in 3 cm rings.

Cabbage- 1 head, finely chopped, hard parts removed.

Carrots- 3 large, cut in long strips.

Onion- 4 pieces, cut in half rings 5mm.

Canned tomatoes- 1 large can ( put it trough the blender, till it smooth)

Tomato paste-3 tablespoons

Coriander, cumin,turmeric- 1 teaspoon each




Heat an oil in a frying pan, fry sausages till browned, but not fully cooked, take aside. Prepare a large pan, where you are going to cook everything eventually and put sausages there.

In the same pan add onions, fry for a 20-25  minuets till caramelized. Add to sausages.

Now to the same frying pan add carrots and more oil if necessary, and cook further more till wilted.

Add tomato paste and spices and incorporate all really well.

Now, put a large pan with sausages and onions on a fire, add carrots, then all cabbage, salt, cover and let the cabbage reduce in size. Then add canned tomatoes.

At this stage, keep it covered and stir occasionally.

Reduce the fire to a minimum, and cook it for about 60 minuets, and it’s done, depending on how you like your stew. If you feel it’s ready, it’s ready.




  1. OldCountryGirl January 6, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Looks like comfort food to me. Delicious!

    1. Alina January 7, 2016 at 12:21 am

      Thank you.:)

  2. Sonya Milu January 3, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    So nice to connect with you Alina! Thank you for following my blog. I love your diverse cooking style! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Happy New Year!

    1. Alina January 4, 2016 at 5:56 am

      Thank you Sonya! Happy New year!

  3. consingas December 13, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    This looks luscious! The only time I have cooked with cabbage is in soups and salads. Cannot wait to try this recipe. I will likely substitute sausage for my frozen Swedish meatballs and the canned tomatoes for canned crushed tomatoes.

    1. Alina December 13, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      Sure, should work well. Please share.:)

    1. Alina December 13, 2015 at 12:17 pm


  4. lynne hoareau December 13, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Nothing beats a good stew !

    1. Alina December 13, 2015 at 11:01 am

      So true.:)

  5. Sheryl December 12, 2015 at 2:28 am

    This sounds like a perfect food for a cold, winter day.

    1. Alina December 12, 2015 at 2:33 am

      Haha, so true.:)

      1. Sheryl December 12, 2015 at 2:38 am

        I just figured out that we live in different hemispheres. It’s cold here. 🙂

      2. Alina December 12, 2015 at 2:42 am

        I understand, that is why I like to put my “cold ” recipes, during Australian summer.:)

    1. Alina December 11, 2015 at 12:14 am


  6. my food mission December 10, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Sounds good. It’s winter in the UK so I’ll be giving this ago!

    1. Alina December 11, 2015 at 12:03 am


  7. Cooking For The Time Challenged December 10, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    I like this! Without sausage, how would it taste? I was thinking of trying it. Maybe add fennel to give a bit of sausage spice? Thank you!

    1. Alina December 10, 2015 at 11:41 pm

      It will taste nice, even without sausage. I would probably fry potatoes ( cut in quarters) first. And carry on with a recipe.:)

      1. Alina December 11, 2015 at 12:17 am

        I think, you can pin it.:)

      2. Alina December 11, 2015 at 12:26 am

        You are most welcome!

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