You’ll want to make this Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage again and again! It’s hard to believe that such simple ingredients could result in such a flavorful and delicious side dish!
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Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage recipe
Are you a fan of cabbage?! For the most part, I can take it or leave it; it’s just okay to me …. unless you’re talking about this Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage. Goot Lort! I really believe that some of the most simple recipes are the best. Wouldn’t you agree? When it comes to this Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage, I know it to be true!
We’re talking four ingredients – cabbage, onion, garlic, and bacon … along with a few seasonings. Somehow, it cooks into this mesmerizing dish that I cannot stop eating! I could totally understand chocolate cake, friends, but we’re talking about cabbage!! Cabbage!!
I don’t know what it is about Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage, but as I said, I cannot stop eating it when it’s made! I find myself grabbing a spoon from the drawer to get a taste …. you know, you have to taste test when you’re cooking! Five minutes later, the same thing!
The great thing is my family digs this side dish just as much as I do, so there are never any leftovers! Which, I guess, depending on how you look at it, that’s a good thing! The only problem is that it means there is less for me … which maybe that’s why I have to “taste-test” it so much?! I have to make sure I get my fair portion!!
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- 6 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 large head cabbage, cored and chopped
- 2 tsp. seasoned salt
- 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- Cook the bacon in a jumbo cooker over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve 2 tbsp. of the bacon grease and discard the rest.
- In the same jumbo cooker, return the 2 tbsp. bacon grease. Over medium-high heat, cook the onion until it is soft, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and continue to cook for an additional 1 minute. Stir in the cabbage and continue to cook and stir for 4-5 minutes. Add the seasoned salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Mix well.
- Reduce heat to low, cover, and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes.
- Just before serving, mix the bacon into the cooked cabbage. Serve immediately.
For a more KETO-friendly meal, omit (or use less of) chopped onion.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 618mgFiber: 6gSugar: 8gProtein: 7g