Boiled Cabbage with Bacon


Very tender, very flavorful vegetable side. Based on this recipe, seems like Army cooks don't think much of cabbage.

close up view of Boiled Cabbage with Bacon in white bowl
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 3 pounds cabbage, cored and chopped

  • ½ pound thick-cut bacon, chopped

  • 2 cups water, or more as needed

  • cup apple cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring cabbage, bacon, 2 cups water, and vinegar to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered until cabbage is very tender, about 3 hours, adding more water as needed.

  2. Whisk remaining 1/4 cup water and flour together in a small bowl and gradually add to cabbage mixture. Continue to simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

136 Calories
5g Fat
16g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 136
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 329mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 83mg 416%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 469mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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