"I have a feeling that anyone who knows about this thinks of it with different ingredients. This is the way my mom always made it. She said on camping trips they would buy a new metal garbage can, put all of the ingredients in and cook it in the campfire to feed a large group of people. I suppose it could be modified to suit your taste. There is really a lot of cabbage compared to the rest of the ingredients, but it adds a lot of flavor."
1 head of cabbage, quartered
6 large carrots, cut into sticks
6 medium potatos
3 - 1 lb. packages pre-cooked smoked sausage or kilbasa, cut in quarters (hilshire farms or ekrich works nicely)
1 onion, chopped
4 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
1 cup water
3 ears of corn, cut in half
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place first five ingredients in large stock pot or roaster than can be placed in oven. Put pieces of butter over top. Pour in water Bake in oven for 3 1/2 hours, adding corn for last 45 minutes.