Tasty pork and cabbage one dish meal! My husband loves it. It's in our meal rotation once or twice a month, even in the summer; it's that good!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook and stir bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat until browned and crisp, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper-towel lined plate and drain grease from Dutch oven.

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  • Cook and stir Italian sausage in Dutch oven until browned and crumbly, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour beef broth into Dutch oven and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.

  • Stir celery, onion, carrot, Italian seasoning, coriander, garlic, black pepper, and sea salt into beef broth mixture; bring to a simmer and cook until vegetables are tender and liquid is reduced, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir cabbage, apple, and cooked bacon into vegetable mixture; cook until cabbage and apples are tender and desired consistency is reached, 30 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

302 calories; protein 16g 32% DV; carbohydrates 23.8g 8% DV; fat 16.9g 26% DV; cholesterol 34.7mg 12% DV; sodium 1181.1mg 47% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2016
FABULOUS, after I dressed it up a bit! I fried the bacon in a Dutch oven, drained it on paper towels, fried the sausage in the same pan after draining some grease. I added the onion, carrot, and celery, (which I increased the amounts of to about 1c each,) threw in the garlic once the veggies were almost done. I deglazed the pan with water, chicken Better than Bullion, added about 2 Tbs sazonador, (found in the Mexican food aisle.) I then put the cabbage in, seasoned with more salt and pepper and a few more splashes of sazonador, threw the lid on for about 5 minutes to let it get tender, removed the lid to reduce the liquid and stirred til nearly done. THEN, (and this is good!!) I returned the bacon, topped the whole thing with two tubes of refrigerated biscuits, and baked it at 400 for 15-20 mins til they were a nice light brown. It was AMAZING!!! Oh!! And the apple!! I used a Granny Smith- diced 1/2 and cooked it with the veggies, thinly sliced the other 1/2 and added it with the cabbage! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/03/2015
Italian Cabbage Casserole Haiku: "Something not quite right. Bit too much coriander. Just wasn't so great." We couldn't nail down what it was about this casserole that didn't sit well w/ us. We love the combination of any type of sausage w/ cabbage not to mention bacon too! The only small alterations that I had to make were less celery (didn't have 2 c. worth which really seemed like way too much!) I used a bag of shredded cabbage/carrot "coleslaw mix" and Vidalia onion instead of white. 2 TB of Italian seasoning and the 2 tsp of coriander was over-kill. Simply the bacon S&P and garlic would've made us enjoy this much more I think. Read More
(3)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2016
FABULOUS, after I dressed it up a bit! I fried the bacon in a Dutch oven, drained it on paper towels, fried the sausage in the same pan after draining some grease. I added the onion, carrot, and celery, (which I increased the amounts of to about 1c each,) threw in the garlic once the veggies were almost done. I deglazed the pan with water, chicken Better than Bullion, added about 2 Tbs sazonador, (found in the Mexican food aisle.) I then put the cabbage in, seasoned with more salt and pepper and a few more splashes of sazonador, threw the lid on for about 5 minutes to let it get tender, removed the lid to reduce the liquid and stirred til nearly done. THEN, (and this is good!!) I returned the bacon, topped the whole thing with two tubes of refrigerated biscuits, and baked it at 400 for 15-20 mins til they were a nice light brown. It was AMAZING!!! Oh!! And the apple!! I used a Granny Smith- diced 1/2 and cooked it with the veggies, thinly sliced the other 1/2 and added it with the cabbage! Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
08/03/2015
Italian Cabbage Casserole Haiku: "Something not quite right. Bit too much coriander. Just wasn't so great." We couldn't nail down what it was about this casserole that didn't sit well w/ us. We love the combination of any type of sausage w/ cabbage not to mention bacon too! The only small alterations that I had to make were less celery (didn't have 2 c. worth which really seemed like way too much!) I used a bag of shredded cabbage/carrot "coleslaw mix" and Vidalia onion instead of white. 2 TB of Italian seasoning and the 2 tsp of coriander was over-kill. Simply the bacon S&P and garlic would've made us enjoy this much more I think. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2017
We loved it! I did not use the bacon at all and I did not add salt. I only used 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning and 1 teaspoon of coriander. I did not have celery so I used a 1/2 teaspoon of celery seed. We will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2017
Fantastic and easy. I didn't find the coriander over powering at all. My only complaint was it was a bit salty and I didn't add the recommended salt. Will use reduced beef broth next time. I also didn't cook the veggies that long just added celery carrots and cabbage at the same time and cooked till crisp tender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2019
My family (kids and all!) loved this meal! I will definitely be making this again. I used a homemade spicy Italian sausage so I cut back on the herbs and spice and cut the salt completely. We try not to eat pork but had the homemade sausage left in the freezer I ll be trying this with turkey sausage and bacon and let you know how it goes! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2019
I give it 2 stars my husband gives it 4. It was too much broth and too much Italian. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2015
Triple the bacon - CUT OUT the apple and the coriander and you have a nice dish. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2020
This was delicious and was definitely the most purple dish I have ever eaten… I used purple cabbage LOL Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2020
Followed the recipe as written except we didn’t have any celery so we omitted it. Will be making it again. Read More
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