I’ll be the first one to tell you that although I don’t personally like smoked sausage, my family absolutely loves it! As I was brainstorming family-friendly keto/low carb recipes, I thought adding smoked sausage recipes to my keto/low carb recipes would be a huge hit with my hubby and kiddos. Smoked Sausage & Cabbage is very low carb, flavorful, and family friendly even if I don’t love the smoked sausage part. It’s one of those simple one-skillet meals that come together so quickly. At the very last minute, I added a little sugarfree BBQ sauce that made such a huge difference! It was good before, but the BBQ Sauce totally kicked it up a notch. I had no idea how well cabbage and BBQ sauce would go together. They are indeed a match made in heaven, and I’m sure it’s the case for the smoked sausage as well but since it’s not my favorite I picked them out and ate just the cabbage. My family, on the other hand, devoured it. In fact, there was just enough left for a meal the next day, and Keto/Low Carb Smoked Sausage & Cabbage rewarmed perfectly.
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Keto/low carb Smoked Sausage & Cabbage is now a family favorite (even though I pick out the smoked sausage). I have included a step-by-step tutorial below to show you just how easy this recipe was to prepare.
Saute smoked sausage in butter in a cast iron skillet for 7 minutes. If you are OCD and your eye is twitching from the irregularity in my smoked sausage slices please know I did not do that on purpose. Lol!
Remove smoked sausage from the skillet and add shredded cabbage, onions, and 1 tablespoon of butter. Cover and cook on low/medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir, then add 1/3 cup of water and cook covered for another 10 minutes.
Remove lid again and add 1/3 cup water then cook for an additional 5 minutes covered.
Add smoked sausage back to skillet.
This is the secret ingredient that made the Keto/Low Carb Smoked Sausage & Cabbage taste amazing! All I added was 1/3 a cup, but it was the perfect amount that gave it just the right amount of flavor.
- 14 oz All Natural Smoked Sausage, Beef I used Nitrate Free
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 head fresh cabbage, shredded
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup sugar-free BBQ sauce
- salt & pepper to taste
In a skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter.
Cut smoked sausage into slices then saute in butter for approx 7 minutes on medium heat stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
Remove sausage from skillet and set aside.
Add chopped cabbage, onion, and 1 tablespoon butter to skillet. Stir until butter is melted. Cover with a lid and allow to simmer on medium/low for approx 10 minutes.
Remove lid and stir adding 1/3 cup of water. Cover and cook on low/medium heat for 10 minutes.
Remove lid then and stir the cabbage from the bottom then add the remaining 1/3 cup water and cook for an additional 5 minutes if needed. (Depending on the size of your head of lettuce and how finely you chopped you may need to cook more or less)
Add the sausage back to the skillet along with 1/3 cup sugar-free BBQ sauce and cook on low/medium heat uncovered for 5 minutes.