This recipe isn't called The Best Southern Fried Cabbage for nothing.
You won't be able to get enough of this dish flavored with bacon,
aromatics, and seasonings.
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Who loves vegetables? I surely do as long as they are full of flavor. There is nothing worse than eating boring vegetables. Can you relate?
Southern-fried cabbage is another one of those traditional Sunday recipes. And if you're eating cabbage, it's a must that you have cornbread. That's non-negotiable.
So you all have all heard the saying, no two cooks cook alike right? Well, that's so true. My mother and my grandmother make their cabbage with salt pork.
Salt pork, like bacon, adds flavor to the cabbage. I love my mother's and my grandmother's cabbage, but I prefer to use bacon.
My mother taught me how to cook cabbage and I just added my own twist to her recipe. So let's get into it so I can show you how it's done!
Ingredients needed for the cabbage:
- 1 head of cabbage
- Yellow onion
- Green bell pepper
- Granulated sugar
- Seasoned salt
- Garlic salt
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Minced garlic
Steps to make the cabbage:
Cut the cabbage in sections. Keep all pieces except for the core (middle of the cabbage. Rinse cabbage with water. Chop cabbage as pictured above, then sit to the side.
Chop bacon into small pieces. Then place it in a large pot. Saute bacon for one-minute stirring frequently, then add bell pepper and onion.
Saute until bacon is fully cooked. Add the cabbage to the pot, stir and cover. Allow to cook on medium heat for two minutes.
Mix in seasonings and allow to cook for about 10 more minutes or until the cabbage has cooked down (all of the cabbage has become soft/wilted). Turn off the heat and stir the cabbage. Allow to rest for at least five minutes before serving.
What I love so much about cabbage is that it can be whipped up in less than thirty minutes. That's from start to finish.
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- 1 head of cabbage (about 8 cups chopped)
- 3 slices bacon
- ⅓ c yellow onion
- ⅓ c green bell pepper
- 3 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ½ tbsp seasoned salt
- 1 tablespoon garlic salt
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- Cut the cabbage into sections. Keep all pieces except for the core (middle of the cabbage.
- Rinse cabbage with water.
- Chop cabbage as pictured, then sit to the side.
- Chop bacon into small pieces. Then place in a large pot.
- Saute bacon for one-minute stirring frequently, then add bell pepper and onion.
- Saute until bacon is fully cooked.
- Add cabbage to the pot, stir and cover. Allow to cook on medium heat for two minutes.
- Mix in seasonings and allow to cook for about 10 more minutes or until cabbage has cooked down (all of the cabbage has become soft/wilted).
- Turn off heat and stir the cabbage. Allow to rest for at least five minutes before serving.
Loved this recipe. The changes I made...sweet red pepper instead of green pepper (my husband doesn’t like green pepper) and stevia instead of sugar (keto friendly). Tasted sooooo GOOD!
That's great! So glad you were able to make it work for you!
Tamara Johnson says
Definitely cannot go wrong with a good fried cabbage! In fact, I tried this recipe last week, it was a hit with the family- even the kids loved it! Can't wait to make it for the holidays!
So glad you all enjoyed it Tamara! And even better that the kids loved it! Thank you so much for sharing!