This cabbage is sauteed with onion and jalapeno, and gets an added kick from a pinch of cayenne pepper. A little spicy , but works well with any Southern meal!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the shredded cabbage into a large bowl, and sprinkle the sugar over it. This will remove the excess water from the cabbage. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside, reserving grease in skillet.

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  • In a small bowl, mix together the cornbread mix and cayenne pepper. Stir into the cabbage until well blended. In the skillet the bacon was cooked in, saute onion and jalapeno in the hot bacon grease until tender. Stir in cabbage, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the cabbage wilts, about 15 minutes. Stir in crumbled bacon, and serve immediately.

Caution

When handling hot peppers of any kind , always wash hands or use gloves and do not rub face or eyes.

Nutrition Facts

300.2 calories; 8.5 g protein; 22.5 g carbohydrates; 28.9 mg cholesterol; 584.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2009
Making this I was unsure about it but it was delicious enough for me to get a heaping 2nds. The corn bread mix gave the dish a nice flavor and texture to to it! Good job! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/24/2004
I followed recipe exactly. The corn bread mixture intrigued me but I was skeptical. I turned out to be right. First of all the amount of bacon fat was not enough to cook all that cabbage (which was a tiny head) - I should have stopped right there and started to make changes - but I didn't. The cabbage starting sticking to the bottom of the pan because there wasn't enough fat and the cabbage was weighed down by the corn bread mixture (which was not a lot of corn bread mixture for the small cabbage - thank goodness). I finally had to intervene and add some oil - I should have added butter. Anyway if I ever cooked this again which I doubt I would forget the corn bread mix and just add the cayenne pepper. I will continue to look for more ways to cook cabbage but anyone looking at this recipe might try "Indiana-Style Fried Cabbage" which is on this site. We loved it - it has been reviewed by many. Living in the East and never tasting Indiana or Texas Cabbage - my vote is for Indiana. P.S. - Not only were there leftovers - the vote was to deep six the leftovers. That didn't happen when I served the Indiana style. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 2 stars
10/24/2004
I followed recipe exactly. The corn bread mixture intrigued me but I was skeptical. I turned out to be right. First of all the amount of bacon fat was not enough to cook all that cabbage (which was a tiny head) - I should have stopped right there and started to make changes - but I didn't. The cabbage starting sticking to the bottom of the pan because there wasn't enough fat and the cabbage was weighed down by the corn bread mixture (which was not a lot of corn bread mixture for the small cabbage - thank goodness). I finally had to intervene and add some oil - I should have added butter. Anyway if I ever cooked this again which I doubt I would forget the corn bread mix and just add the cayenne pepper. I will continue to look for more ways to cook cabbage but anyone looking at this recipe might try "Indiana-Style Fried Cabbage" which is on this site. We loved it - it has been reviewed by many. Living in the East and never tasting Indiana or Texas Cabbage - my vote is for Indiana. P.S. - Not only were there leftovers - the vote was to deep six the leftovers. That didn't happen when I served the Indiana style. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2009
Making this I was unsure about it but it was delicious enough for me to get a heaping 2nds. The corn bread mix gave the dish a nice flavor and texture to to it! Good job! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2006
My husband newphew and his wife feasted on this recipe. I added mild cheddar cheese to it. will make again everyone thought it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
Fried some skinless kielbasa and added back into cabbage before serving. I make fried cabbage often but have never made it with the cornmeal in it. LOVED it. The jalepenos were a great addition too. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2009
I modified this recipe slightly--using about half of the ingredients. Quite tasty and hot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2007
I found this fried cabbage recipe to be extremely good. It's the best I ever tasted. This is a recipe Ican assure you that your whole family will enjoy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2003
VERY GOOD!My husband asked me to make this twice within 4 days!Good Job TEX! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
Footnotes Caution When handling hot peppers of any kind always wash hands or use gloves and do not rub face or eyes. Just a suggestion on the footnote: If you put vegetable oil on your hands prior to handling the hot peppers you won't feel the burning sensations later! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2009
I made this for my husband and he loved it. The bacon drippings were not enough to cook the cabbage though. I did use 7 slices of center cut bacon and it was less fatty than other cuts. Everything started sticking so be prepared to add extra butter or oil. Overall a good dish. Read More
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