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Ms. Angela's Smothered Cabbage

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars

"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!"
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40 m servings 263
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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® seasoning, more salt may be necessary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 263 calories; 15.7 15.6 16.6 49 431 Full nutrition

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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 e...

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 onio...

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 chop...

Delicious! Need I say more?

My friend said it brought back special memories and he suggested I make it every single day!

Used ground beef instead of pork and whole can of Rotel. Very good with cornbread.

No i didn't make any changes

I made the mistake of using my garden tomatoes and banana peppers instead of canned with chilies- very bland. Seasoning wasn’t sufficient.

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 m...