St. Pat's soup

Sausage stars in this quick version of the Irish classic
Elaine Johnson

Sausage and Cabbage Soup

If you're in the mood for corned beef and cabbage but don't have time to slowly simmer the beef, try using sausage instead. And put it into soup, along with beer, that other foundation of a St. Patrick's celebration. A cold bottle makes a fine accompaniment to a bowl of the finished soup. All you need to round out the meal is a loaf of Irish soda bread.