Friday, March 13, 2009
I see from my grocery sales flyers that cabbage is a hot item this week. My best price seems to be a dime a pound. With St. Patrick's Day just ahead, I am sure you will see lots of recipes for Corned Beef and Cabbage around. Since that is pretty much low carb anyway, I will spare you my version of that.
If you want to take advantage of the sales, however, the under rated cabbage has some fantastic potential. My boys have never been too enamored with this particular veggie. Perhaps their dread came from the pitiful description of watery cabbage soup in the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. After all, it is all poor Charlie and his family had to eat. How could we get excited about it?
But, the hubby and I love it. Fried up in bacon grease with some onion. Yum. Slow roasted, steamed, coleslaw salad...I like it every way there is. Yes, I will buy some, especially since it is a very good keeper. Plus, there are so many different ways to prepare cabbage. Below is a recipe that gives it the Lebanese flair. It tastes like cabbage rolls, but without the fuss. Try it for your crockpot meal this week. Check back too. I will post other good ideas for cabbage.
2 pounds turkey sausage
8 ounces tomato sauce thinned with 1/4 cup water
1 head of cabbage
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Brown the turkey sausage. Chop the cabbage coarsely. Mix together sauce and spices. In crock, add a thin layer of sauce, one half of the cabbage, and half of the meat. Pour half of the remaining tomato sauce. Repeat layers. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours.
Serves 6 279 calories 7 carbs