My Recipes: Apple Cider Sausage Skillet

This recipe is one dear to my heart. I say that because I've made it so many times that I know the thing by heart, and it's always a crowd pleaser! A perfect dinner for a cool fall evening or weekend, it's easy to prepare, cook and serve. (Just beware of the vinegar smell - it lingers a little while!) I love pairing the dish with garlic green beans or green bean casserole, and Caesar salad for larger dinners. Mmm mmm....


1 package beef sausage (can use lean turkey sausage as well)
8-10 small red potatoes, quartered with skins on
3 small Red Delicious apples, cored and sliced
2 small onions, sliced
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
Lawry's seasoning salt
Ground black pepper
Dried herbs, like italian mix or parsley

Put potatoes on to boil in a large pot of salty water on high heat. Meanwhile, slice up sausage width-wise into small round pieces and add to a heated pan drizzled with olive oil. Toss in Lawry's, pepper and herbs to season to taste. Cook sausage just long enough to get a bit of chargrilled black on some pieces. 

While sausage is cooking, combine apple cider vinegar and sugar in a small bowl by mixing vigorously with a fork until most of sugar is blended. Taste test with finger and if still too bitter, add a little more sugar. (It should be a bit more sweet than bitter.) 

In a separate sautee pan, add sliced apples and onions, 1/2 of the the vinegar/sugar mixture and seasoning salt and pepper to taste. Cover with foil or a lid and let simmer on low until apples are tender.

In sausage pan, once sausage is cooked, add the quartered potatoes to the sausage. Pour over the remaining vinegar/sugar mixture and cover with foil or a lid as well, to keep in moisture. It should be on medium-low heat. Once apples and onions are ready, pour the entire pan into the sausage and potatoes and mix well. Top with an additional scattering of herbs and serve.


  1. Makes me hungry!! Your pics of it are great!!! Do you realize you have been making this since you were a CHILD?? It is from the first cook book I gave you! Dishes made with name brands. I hope you keep it always and give it to YOUR daughter! (when she is about 11 years old!)

  2. Did I ever tell you how much I enjoyed the dinner and the visit with you and your mom and Dean? I really did. I'm printing our your apple cider recipe right now and I'm anxious to try this southwestern turkey. Sounds and looks yummy.
    Your new home is really nice! Love the theme. ;o)


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