Sausage and Cabbage
1 lb pork sausage
2 Tbsp lard, divided
2 small or 1 large onion, sliced thin
1/2 head cabbage, shredded or sliced thin
1 bell pepper of your choice, diced
4 oz mushrooms, sliced (any mushroom variety is fine)
1/2 tsp fennel seed
salt and pepper
1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking into small clumps, until evenly browned. Transfer pork to a bowl, cover and set aside.
2. Return skillet to the heat and melt 1 TBSP lard. Add onion and saute, stirring frequently, until browned, about 7 minutes. Add cabbage, bell pepper, mushrooms and fennel seed. Stir together thoroughly and cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender and cabbage is lightly wilted.
3. Add pork back to skillet. Stir to combine, salt and pepper to taste. Serve.