Sausages with braised cabbage & caraway

Sausages with braised cabbage & caraway

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins - 40 mins


Serves 4

Caraway seeds add a sweetly aromatic note to the onion cream sauce in this German-inspired sausage and mash dinner

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal507
  • fat38g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre5g
  • protein18g
  • salt2.7g
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  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 8 good-quality, large pork sausages, or Bratwurst
  • 1 tbsp butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 2 onions, halved then thinly sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tsp caraway seeds
  • ½ firm, round cabbage, cut through the core into 4 wedges



    The cabbage, or brassica, family is huge, and includes everything from the familiar red, white…

  • 300ml good-quality chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • mashed potato, to serve
  • medium-hot mustard, to serve



    A condiment made by mixing the ground seeds of the mustard plant with a combination of…


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the sausages and fry them over a medium-high heat for 10 mins, turning as they take on colour. Remove from the pan, then wipe out the pan with kitchen paper.

  2. Melt the butter in the pan and tip in the onions. Season, cover and cook for 10 mins, stirring a few times during cooking, until the onions are softening and dark golden here and there.

  3. Sprinkle the caraway seeds into the onions, fry for 2 mins more, then nestle the cabbage wedges into the pan. Pour in the stock, pop on the lid and simmer for 5 mins. Add the sausages to the pan and cook for 10 mins more until the cabbage is tender but still holding some of its green colour, and the sausages are cooked through. Spoon in the crème fraîche and shake the pan a few times to help it mix into the rich onion sauce below. Serve in wide bowls with mashed potatoes and mustard.

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9th Sep, 2018
Not great ... normally love recipes on here but was rather disappointed was a bit flat and bland .. the sauce wasn't great and ruined it ..
20th Jun, 2018
Used standard pork sausages and substituted the caraway seeds for cumin seeds because I realised as I started cooking that I'd run out... but the result was delicious.
17th Oct, 2015
Love this recipe, even my kids ate every bit of the cabbage. Will be one of our regular family recipes!
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9th Sep, 2015
I seem to be the only one who was not blown away by this recipe. I followed it exactly and I found that the taste of the caraway was overpowering and I usually love this spice! Also the sauce was mediocre and watery. I imagined it tasting more hearty and onion-like. The cabbage needed a good sprinkling of salt as well. Over all, kind of lackluster and bland. I will keep looking for a better recipe.
9th Jul, 2015
This was absolutely lovely. Empty plates all round. Will Definitely be making it again.
Gadget lady
28th Mar, 2015
My family would live on sausages if I let them so having put a ban on them for a while. I decided To give them a treat by doing this dish. I used a good pork sausage. it went down a treat certainly do it again
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