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Fried Cabbage with Bacon and Garlic

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"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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40 m servings 189
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Crumble bacon into the skillet and mix with the cabbage until well combined.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 189 calories; 11.4 11.4 11.4 27 796 Full nutrition

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We are vegetarian so I added meatless breakfast strips instead of the bacon and yummy yummy .. no left overs.

I added a tablespoon of caraway seed and about 3 cups of spaetzle dumplings. Unbelievably good!

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 .

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 am...

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...

No it was great