We always get super excited about planning our New Year’s Day meal! We always make sure to eat plenty of black eyed peas and cabbage. This year we are making my great grandmother’s Dago Cabbage recipe, and eating the last of the dried peas and some of the tomato sauce we canned this summer.
The recipe is quite simple, but guarantees a hearty meal to start your New Year off right!
1lb spicy ground sausage
14oz. tomato sauce
8oz tomato juice
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1 head green cabbage, coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
Salt and Pepper to taste
Put cabbage on to boil while browning sausage. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic, oregano, to browned sausage and cook till veggies are soft. Drain cooked cabbage and return to pot. Add sausage and veggies to cabbage mixture with tomato juice and tomato sauce. Simmer for 30 minutes, add salt and pepper to taste.
That’s it! Piece of cake! We like to serve ours on top of freshly baked corn bread with a side of black eyed peas!
What are your New Year’s meal traditions?