Mamas Cooked Cabbage



Mamas Cooked Cabbage

This cooked cabbage recipe is from down home where we had this dish on New Years Day along with Hoppin John and fried pork chops! Can't wait till the 1st!Note: You can change the number of people served by placing your cursor over "Servings". The Ingredients will adjust to the new number of servings.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 4 slices bacon cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 Medium size green bell pepper
  • 1 head of cabbage chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • pinch ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning Cajuns Choice or Cayenne pepper


  • In a large deep skillet, saute the bacon till limp.   Reserve the bacon.  (Do not drain off the bacon grease)
  • Add the onion and chopped bell pepper and saute about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add a splash of water, or better yet, beer, to the bottom of the skillet.
  • Add the cabbage, if you can't get it all in the skillet you can do it in stages. It will cook down so you shouldn't have any problem.  Mix in the reserved bacon.
  • When you have all the cabbage in and cooked down, cover and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook till it comes to your desired consistency.
  • Taste and adjust salt and pepper and add the Cajun seasonings, stir and serve along with some Southern corn bread.

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