Baked Cabbage

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Serves: 4-6
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1 cabbage head
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 c onion, chopped
butter or margarine
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 - 3 slice bacon, cut into 2 to 3 inch pieces

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Jeanne Benavidez Recipe
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Jeanne's notes for this recipe:
A friend of mine gave me this recipe. He always makes this on New Year's Eve while I make the black-eyed peas and cornbread. We make enough to feed the crowd that comes over to bring in the new year. This is really delicious and very easy. He usually does this on the grill outside but since I'm not the best grill person.....I prefer to bake it in the oven.
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Carefully, using a long, sharp knife, cut the cabbage into quarters and remove the core. Place wedges in a large, foil-lined baking dish.
Place the sliced onion and minced garlic over the cabbage.
Sprinkle with black pepper.
Dot with butter or margarine. I use 2 or 3 tablespoons, depending on the size of the cabbage.
Add pieces of raw bacon (as much as you prefer) on top of the cabbage. This will add a wonderful flavor.
Don't add salt to this before cooking. It will draw out the moisture in the cabbage. You can add kosher salt (or any of Mrs Dash's Blends that you want) after it is cooked.
Wrap tightly in heavy duty aluminum foil.
Bake for @ 30 minutes to an hour at 350 deg F, again, depending on the size of the cabbage. I don't like mine mushy but you can cook it to suit your taste.
WARNING: Be very careful when you open this....the steam that escapes will burn you.

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user Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben - May 8, 2011
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user Diane Hughes EricasMa - May 8, 2011
Jeanne, Bea Liles turned me onto baked cabbage. This one sounds really yummy.. gonna have to try it. Thanks for posting.
user Kristin Miller Kk723 - May 8, 2011
I love baked cabbage! Not sure if you have, but try it on the grill some time with some cooked bacon, crumbled bacon inside of it!
user Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben - May 8, 2011
Kristin, my friend fixes his on the grill but I'm not much of a grill person so I just bake mine in the oven. And yes, we have added bacon bits and pieces to stuff inside the cabbage. I really gives it a great flavor.
user Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben - May 8, 2011
I have edited this recipe to add one of the ingredients occasionally used. Sorry for the omission. Thanks Kristin for reminding me of the bacon. I had just posted the recipe from memory and obviously my memory is not always accurate, lol.

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