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Boiled Cabbage With Bacon

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Boiled Cabbage With Bacon

Boiled Cabbage With Bacon

Photo Boiled Cabbage With Bacon of © Diana Rattray
This easy cabbage recipe is an excellent choice for a Sunday dinner side dish, New Year's Day, or an everyday family meal. It's a simple combination of ingredients, but packs loads of flavor. Serve this great-tasting side dish with ham, a pork roast, chicken, or roast beef.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 4 to 6 thick slices bacon, diced, about 6 to 8 ounces
  • 1 large sweet onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium head of cabbage
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chicken broth or water, as needed
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation:

In a large Dutch oven or deep saute pan, cook the diced bacon until cooked through but not crisp. With a slotted spoon, remove the bacon pieces to paper towels to drain; set aside. Leave about 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings in the pot.

Add the chopped onion to the bacon drippings and cook, stirring, over medium heat until tender and lightly browned. This will take about 4 to 5 minutes.

Coarsely chop the cabbage. Add the chopped cabbage to the browned onions and add 1/2 cup of chicken broth.

Cover the pot tightly and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add more broth or water, if needed, and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes longer, or until the cabbage is tender. Add the bacon pieces and stir. Heat through.

Serves 6 as a side dish.

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