Stormy weather invariably comes with a craving for food with heft, and this classic combination of bratwurst and cabbage will satisfy that. The universally popular German pub dish, served on a roll with brown mustard and pickles, is revamped here with slightly sweet-and-sour red cabbage. Simmer the bratwurst in beer with onions and spices to give them maximum flavor, then brown the sausages in a little oil until the skins glisten.
All you need to do for a weeknight follow-up is make plenty of mashed potatoes. Layer some of the cooked cabbage and sliced bratwurst in a baking dish and top with the golden mash. Make a swirly design with a fork, bake until the edges brown, tuck into your hearty dish, and stay warm.