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Southern Fried Cabbage
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Southern fried cabbage

Southern fried cabbage is flavorful simplicity. Chopped cabbage and onions are sauteed until tender and infused with the smoky flavor of crumbled bacon.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 286kcal


  • 12 ounces bacon
  • 1 head cabbage (cored and chopped, approximately 6 cups)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vingegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt


  • Saute bacon in 12" skillet over medium heat until fully cooked. Remove from skillet, leaving drippings.
  • Add cabbage, onion, garlic, vinegar, sugar, black pepper and salt to the bacon drippings and saute on medium heat for 25 minutes, or until cabbage and onions are tender. Stir frequently.
  • While cabbage is cooking chop or crumble bacon.
  • Add crumbled bacon to the sauteed cabbage when it has finished cooking. Toss to combine and serve.


Leaving bacon in with the cabbage and onion while they cook will cause the bacon to get soggy, so it is best to add it back in with everything at the end.
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Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 694mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 169IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg