This is a family favorite that is put into every cookbook for my kids when they move out and get married. It is a beautiful dish with many colors and full of flavor. Warning, it is addictive. If you are on a diet or just looking for a vegetable in your meal, then this bacon-fried cabbage recipe will fill you up.

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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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  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and crispy, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and remove most of the bacon grease from the skillet.

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  • Add oil to the skillet and heat over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add cabbage, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until cabbage is tender, 10 to 15 minutes. If you prefer softer cabbage, cover the skillet while cooking to give it some steam.

  • Crumble bacon into the skillet and mix with the cabbage until well combined.

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; protein 11.4g; carbohydrates 11.4g; fat 11.4g; cholesterol 27.3mg; sodium 795.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2020
1.22.20 We really enjoyed this, and the first thing that came to mind was what a great side dish this would be to grilled white German brats. Next time, I’ll cut back just a bit on both the amount of bacon and the red pepper flakes, but that’s simply personal taste. Good stuff, thanks for sharing! Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2020
1.22.20 We really enjoyed this, and the first thing that came to mind was what a great side dish this would be to grilled white German brats. Next time, I’ll cut back just a bit on both the amount of bacon and the red pepper flakes, but that’s simply personal taste. Good stuff, thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2020
We are vegetarian so I added meatless breakfast strips instead of the bacon and yummy yummy.. no left overs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2020
I added a tablespoon of caraway seed and about 3 cups of spaetzle dumplings. Unbelievably good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2020
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2020
My family likes the way this dish came out. This year I'm thinking about adding this to my corn beef instead of the traditional cabbage wedges with carrots. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2020
I'm not familiar with cooking cabbage or what I think of as German-esque food just because I wasn't exposed to it growing up (we're a turnip green/mustard green family). My husband's family are of German descent and his family's staple diet was American German-based...including 100 ways to cook cabbage. His parents have passed I wanted to bring back some of his old comfort foods. Deciding to start with cabbage I chose this recipe because well BACON. He really liked it. I have a hard time rating it personally because I'm not quite to the point of liking the taste of cabbage. I added red pepper flakes to bump up the flavor. I cooked the cabbage in the bacon grease and in the future will probably decrease the amount because the cabbage tended to be a little greasy. Other than that he was really happy with the dish and I'm happy to give him something that tastes like childhood. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2020
This recipe is pretty easy and absolutely delicious. Either as a side or a main course, it is just excellent. I did not use the pepper flakes as I ma intolerant to them. Also, I had savoy cabbage at the time so I used it. OMG! Talking about trying something good! This will be included in my rotation. Personally, I think this recipe has enough grease from the bacon to cook it. However, depending on the volume of your cabbage, you may need to add the olive oil. Will absolutely make it again!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2020
No it was great Read More
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