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Southern Cabbage with bacon
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Southern Cabbage

Southern Cabbage is an easy southern side. Cabbage is cooked until tender in chicken broth flavored with onion and bacon.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 5 slices bacon
  • 1 medium head cabbage, cored and coarsely chooped
  • 2 cups College Inn Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • black pepper


  • Cook bacon in a large pot or Dutch oven until crispy. Remove bacon from pot and set aside.
  • Leave about 2-3 tablespoons of bacon grease in the pot. You can save any excess bacon grease for another use.
  • Cook the onion in the bacon grease until soft.
  • Add cabbage, chicken broth, and red pepper flakes. Cover pot and simmer for about 10 minutes, opening it to stir once or twice.
  • Remove lid from pot and cook uncovered for about 15 minutes. Turn up the heat a little so you get a good amount of evaporation.
  • Season to taste with pepper. If desired, add a little salt.
  • Crumble the bacon and mix it into the cabbage mixture. Serve in small bowls with with the broth.