My best friend and I make this every year on New Year's Day, and it's so delicious! We always serve it with homemade cornbread, black eyed peas, Champagne, and ham. Happy New Year, everyone!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, green pepper, and garlic. Cook and stir until browned, about 5 minutes. Add pork, Creole seasoning, and salt. Cook until pork is browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Do not drain.

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  • Arrange cabbage over pork; cover with diced tomatoes. Add lid and reduce heat to medium. Cook, without stirring, until cabbage is wilted, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir and taste for seasoning.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute ground beef for the pork if desired. You can use the whole can of RO*TEL, if you like.

If you're not using Tony Cachere's(R) seasoning, more salt may be necessary.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; protein 16.6g; carbohydrates 15.6g; fat 15.7g; cholesterol 49mg; sodium 431.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2019
This was really good! I've never made or had smothered cabbage before so I was up for something new tonight. This fit the bill! I used the full can of Rotel since a half can didn't seem like enough. I also cooked it an extra 10 mins since some pieces of cabbage weren't quite done yet. Perfectly seasoned with just a hint of heat. A great one pot meal for a busy night! Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2019
This was really good! I've never made or had smothered cabbage before so I was up for something new tonight. This fit the bill! I used the full can of Rotel since a half can didn't seem like enough. I also cooked it an extra 10 mins since some pieces of cabbage weren't quite done yet. Perfectly seasoned with just a hint of heat. A great one pot meal for a busy night! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2019
I do keto and love trying new cabbage recipes. I used ground Italian sausage. I also tossed in a couple of handfuls of fresh mushrooms and used the whole can of rotel. I sautéed the chopped onion and bell pepper in my instant pot. I did everything the same except after tossing the tomato’s over the cabbage, I gave it a good stir and pressure cooked it for 2 minutes and done a quick release. It is very good! Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2019
Delicious! Need I say more? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2019
Yum! I love pork and cabbage but this arrangement was new for me. I did make some minor modifications - I used the whole can of tomato and pepper doubled the Creole seasoning and added two chopped apples to complement the spiciness of the seasoning increase. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2019
Comforting on a cool evening. This was easy and quick to put together on a weeknight after a full day of work. As suggested by some I did use a full can of Rotel and it really needed it in my opinion. I used 1# of ground sirloin and half a package of Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage for the meat. Two other family members gave a thumb's up. Not too high on calories or carbs either. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2019
Made no changes. My husband loved it!!! My kids not so much lol Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2019
Delicious! Made it with the ingredients listed (couldn't find straight ground pork so I used country pork which was like sausage) but also added 3 chopped strips of bacon. Between the pork bacon and creole a tad salty but not a reason to knock the recipe. Will make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2020
Loved it! I like a little more heat so I used diced tomatoes with hahabaneros. Other than that, wouldn’t change a thing! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2020
Used ground beef instead of pork and whole can of Rotel. Very good with cornbread. Read More
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