Texas Shiner, Sausage, & Cabbage Unification: You know you want some :)

With fall right around the corner, my brain is already fixated on soups, fireplaces, and coziness! This soup is most definitely a fall pleasing favorite that I’m so thrilled to share!  Original recipe is from the lovely Ingrid Beer at The Cozy Apron with a Meghann spin.  Hope you enjoy!


Makes 4 servings, 545 calories each!


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 pkg sausage (as in my other blogs, can use chicken sausage or brats, for this I usually use brats)
  • 1 large green head of cabbage
  • 1 large yellow/sweet onion
  • 1 beer of choice: best here are lagers and wheats IMO
  • 4 red potatoes
  • apple cider vinegar
  • 16 oz chicken stock
  • salt, fresh and powdered garlic, dill, red pepper flakes, and pepper


  1. Place large stock pot on stove at med-high heat with 1 tbsp olive oil.  Cut sausage links and fresh garlic and add to pot.

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2. While browning chop up your onion.  When sausage is browned and sufficiently fragrant, add onions and a little black pepper.  SAUTE for approx 4-5 minutes until onions are translucent.


3.  While onions and sausage are mingling, coarsely chop cabbage and add.  Saute until softens and reduces, 4-5 minutes time.

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4.  AFTER cabbage is soft, add 1 1/2 cups of your favorite beer, above I used a fabulous dark Shiner Beer native to Texas.  Cook for 2-3 minutes, and add all seasoning as listed above.  Garlic powder, red pepper flakes, dill and salt.  I tend to go light on salt and add 1/2 tsp.  Remaining spices 1-2 tbsp based on taste.  I love the addition the dill provides.  SO TASTY.


5.  Add your chicken stock and mix well bringing up to a boil.  While awaiting boiling, wash and cube your red potatoes.  Add when boiling and let cook for 30-40 minutes (make sure to fork your potatoes and make sure they are soft enough to your liking).


6. Dish out and add cider vinegar to bowl. I USE A LOT of vinegar in my bowl like 1/4 cup, as I love the taste it adds.  Can use a little, a lot or not.  The choice is yours, just remember to choose wisely 😉

Happy Cooking and of course, EATING! 😀


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