Cabbage and smoked bacon recipe

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Cabbage and smoked bacon is a great comfort food with amazing flavors and a delicious way to use up any smoked bacon leftovers!

Cabbage and smoked bacon

Cabbage and smoked bacon

I am not a huge cabbage fan but I make this cabbage and smoked bacon recipe pretty often. It’s super easy to make, requires just a few ingredients and it’s so mouthwatering, great comfort food on cold evenings! It’s also pretty versatile as you can replace the bacon with ham or fresh cut meat or even go meatless if you like (see the vegetarian option here).

Cabbage and smoked bacon

I sometimes make it with pickled cabbage but I like this recipe best when made with fresh cabbage. I also use just a few slices of smoked bacon but my husband prefers a little more (or a lot more!). I love adding chopped dill when the cabbage is done but it tastes just as great with parsley and since I’m a spicy food lover I like serving it with a couple of pickled chili peppers too. I also think this cabbage dish goes perfectly with polenta.

I find this recipe cooks best in a dutch oven. In fact I think most recipes taste better cooked in a dutch oven! And I love my Lodge Double Dutch Oven and Casserole with Skillet Cover! So sturdy and thick, cooks food evenly, works so great in the oven too and don’t even get me started on that lid that doubles as a skillet!

Smoked bacon and cabbage recipe

Cabbage and smoked bacon

Ingredients:

  • 1 large cabbage
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 14 oz = 400 gr smoked bacon
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 sprig thyme (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • optional – Dutch Oven

Directions:

  • Peel and finely chop the cabbage.
  • Peel tomatoes and cut into cubes.
  • Rub cabbage with a little bit of salt (about 2 teaspoons) and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Peel the onion and cut Julienne.
  • Cut the bacon into cubes.
  • In a large pot, brown the bacon in 1 tablespoon oil.
  • Add onion and sauté.
  • Add cabbage gradually, one handful at a time and sauté. When the first batch is soft, add more cabbage. Do the same until you’re done adding the whole cabbage.
  • Add tomatoes, thyme and bay leaves.
  • Cover the pot and simmer on stove over medium heat (or in the oven) for about 40-50 minutes. If at any point you think the cabbage is too dry, add just a little bit of water and mix.
  • Add the tomato sauce and cook for 10-15 more minutes, until no sauce is left.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Turn the stove off and add the chopped dill.

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Cabbage & smoked bacon recipe

Author: Petro

Ingredients

  • 1 large cabbage
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 14 oz = 400 gr smoked bacon
  • 2 to matoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 sprig thyme optional
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill
  • salt
  • ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Peel and finely chop the cabbage.
  • Peel tomatoes and cut into cubes.
  • Rub cabbage with a little bit of salt (about 2 teaspoons) and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Peel the onion and cut Julienne.
  • Cut the bacon into cubes.
  • In a large pot, brown the bacon in 1 tablespoon oil.
  • Add onion and sauté.
  • Add cabbage gradually, one handful at a time and sauté. When the first batch is soft, add more cabbage. Do the same until you're done adding the whole cabbage.
  • Add tomatoes, thyme and bay leaves.
  • Cover the pot and simmer on stove over medium heat (or in the oven) for about 40-50 minutes. If at any point you think the cabbage is too dry, add just a little bit of water and mix.
  • Add the tomato sauce and cook for 10-15 more minutes, until no sauce is left.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Turn the stove off and add the chopped dill.
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