Cabbage & Sausage Soup

This week we've had some cooler temperatures & I'm cold.  So soup has been on the menu.  We've had 4 different soups this week & a couple were new to us & were really good.  So I have to share.

Since a generous neighbor vendor at the Goshen Market in Edwardsville  gave us a head of cabbage & I had some ground sausage in the fridge I thought I'd google some recipes & see what I could come up with.  Those who know me, know I never follow a recipe to a T.  I just use them for ideas.  So forgive me if I don't have detailed instructions.  If you need any questions answered just ask.  I'll try to answer to the best of my ability.

Cabbage & Sausage Soup


1/2 lb. ground sausage
1/2 lb. bacon (cut in small pieces... works best when cold & you can slice or use               kitchen shears)
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 qt. of diced tomatoes (I used tomato juice that I had canned last year)
1 qt. Chicken Broth
1 T paprika
1/2 t cinnamon
Braggs Liquid Aminos (to taste)
1 head of chopped cabbage
1-2 cups of Brown Rice
Sour cream for serving

In a 5 qt. stock pot brown sausage.  When almost done add bacon.  When the bacon is almost finished cooking add the onion & cook on low heat 'til translucent.  Take a slotted spoon & scoop out the meat onion mixture & pour the grease out of the pan.  Return the meat onion mix back to the pot.  Toss in the paprika & cinnamon & saute a minute or so.

Add the chicken broth, tomatoes or juice & the cabbage.  

 Cook on low heat 'til the cabbage is done to your liking (I like it well done & translucent). When done add Braggs Liquid Aminos & Rice.  

I added hot sauce to my bowl as others may not appreciate it (not to mention names). Then topped it off with a couple spoon fulls of sour cream.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!!

Don't forget to check out our Recipe page for the recipe for some awesome Chicken Noodle Soup (soon to come)
 & Slow Cooker Apple/Pear Crisp we had this past week.

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