Smothered Cabbage with Savoie's® Pickled Pork

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 2 hours
Total time: 2 hours 15 mins

Delicious! Make sure you use a heavy dutch oven 5-7 quart pot (my preference is a heavy Magnalite pot with tight-fitting lid)


  • ​​​​​1 large head of cabbage (cut into 2" inch chunks)
  • ​​​​​1 large onion, chopped
  • ​​​​​1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ​​​​​1 lb. Savoie's® pickled pork cut into cubes
  • ​​​​​½ lb. Savoie's® smoked sausage (any flavor would do, I prefer mild pork sausage for this recipe) sliced into rounds
  • ​​​​​¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ​​​​​½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ​​​​​1 tsp. black pepper
  • ​​​​​1 tblsp sugar
  • ​​​​​1 tblsp. Cajun seasoning
  • ​​​​​½ cup - 1 cup water


  1. Cut head of cabbage into quarters, then cut down into 2"-3" chunks (I remove some of the core of the cabbage).
  2. In a large dutch oven, heat oil on medium heat onion and sauté until wilted.
  3. Add garlic.
  4. ​​​​​Add sliced Savoie's® Sausage and cook for an additional 10 minutes or so until edges of sausage are brown.
  5. Add cabbage, water and sprinkle salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning throughout as you layer the cabbage into the pot.
  6. Add pickled pork, cover and begin cooking on a low-medium heat.
  7. After about 15 minutes, sprinkle sugar and stir throughout.
  8. Cook for an additional 1½ hour on low heat, stirring every 20 minutes. Until cabbage is wilted and caramelized and pickled meat is tender.