Smothered Cabbage

Servings: 12 Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins Total: 40 mins

Oh what a lovely and simple side dish! This one has it all (and by “all” I mean BACON!)!

Looking around the Internet, “Smothered Cabbage” doesn’t appear to live in any specific geographic or cultural origin. I’m going to label it thusly: Soulful Southern Cajun-eole. I see it labeled many ways, but none seem to officially claim it as their own.

Smothered cabbage is varied and different and originally made from whatever was on hand, at the time. It probably still is! It was usually some kind of inexpensive meat and cabbage thrown into a pot where it was smothered with some broth and other flavors, and then left to simmer until it becomes a big pool of tasty goodness.

I see all kinds of variations, including rabbit, Andouille, bacon, ham, white cabbage, red cabbage, all types of braising greens, some fruits, chilies, tomatoes, different stocks, vinegars, other vegetables, etc. There doesn’t appear to be any one clear place of origin or widely accepted definition. From all of this, I’ve picked and chosen and blended together red cabbage with onions, apples, bacon, apple cider vinegar and some chicken stock. Not so much as to drown the whole delicious concoction, but … JUST enough to smother it!

Smothered Cabbage
Ingredient
Calories
Fat
Protein
Carbs
SA’s
Fiber
Net Carbs
8 slices (200g) raw bacon, chopped
916
90
24
2
0
0
2
1 medium head (839g) red cabbage, sliced into thin strips
260
1
12
62
0
18
44
2 medium (322g) apples (like golden delicious), cored, peeled and sliced thin
154
0
0
42
0
4
38
1 medium (110g) red onion, cut into thin slices
44
0
1
10
0
2
8
4 each (12g) garlic cloves, minced
16
0
0
4
0
0
4
1 cup (224g) chicken stock or broth
15.7
0.3
2.2
1.5
0
0
1.5
2 tbsp (29.88g) apple cider vinegar
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Grand Totals (of 12 servings):
1405.7
91.3
39.2
121.5
0
24
97.5
Totals Per Serving:
117.1
7.6
3.3
10.1
0
2
8.1 g
56.1%
Fat
10.7%
Protein
33.2%
Carbs

Smothered Cabbage

Smothered Cabbage

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Author: DJ Foodie

Ingredients

  • 8 slices raw bacon chopped
  • 1 medium head red cabbage sliced into thin strips
  • 2 medium apples (like golden delicious) cored, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 medium red onion cut into thin slices
  • 4 each garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock or broth
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large pot with a lid over medium-high heat, add your chopped bacon. Cook the bacon, stirring often, until it is crispy. At this point, you can remove some of the rendered fat, if you like, but it is optional. Fat is flavor!
  • Add your sliced cabbage, apples, onions and garlic, with a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Stir the ingredients together, to coat with the bacon bits and fat.
  • Add chicken stock and cider vinegar. Place a lid on the pot and turn the heat to a low temperature. Allow the ingredients to simmer and steam for about 15 minutes. Remove the lid, stir and allow the steam to escape for a further 15 minutes, while the cabbage simmers away.
  • When most of the juices have evaporated, the cabbage is soft, tender and delicious, taste it. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve!

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3 thoughts on “Smothered Cabbage”

  1. OK just saw this this morning and right away I wanted to eat this instead of my usual breakfast!! Well done will go get some cabbage today and make this.

  2. I am from the South. My momma was a yankee. Lol! I have smothered cabbage for years! Just had it yesterday. I have never had it this way. But it sure sounds delicious. I am going to try this next time I cook cabbage! Thanks for the different recipe! 😋😋

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