Smothered Cabbage

iris mccall


This cabbage dish is a meal in itself I usually just throw together some hot water cornbread and dig in!!


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


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  • 2 medium
    cabbage heads, cleaned and cut up
  • 2 small
  • 1 large
    ham steak,cooked and cubed
  • 1/2 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 4 slice
    bacon, thick cut
  • 1 pt
    chicken stock, light
  • ·
    salt and pepper as needed and a dash of sugar

How to Make Smothered Cabbage


  1. Gather ingredients. Clean and cut up cabbage to the chew that you desire, set aside. heat Dutch oven and fry up cubed ham steak in small amount of oil or brown your ham steak and cut up after browning. Remove from dutch oven and drain on paper towels
  2. Put bacon in the pot and brown until crisp. remove and drain. add onions, garlic ,celery seed. When onions and garlic are softened add cabbage and simmer until tender about 40 minutes. Cut off pot add cubed ham steak and bacon put the lid back on and let sit covered for another 20 minutes. Add chicken stock only if there is a significant reduction in liquid and there should not be. We know cabbage gives up a lot of liquid. This is just in case. I use chicken stock instead of water so the cabbage does not lose it's flavor.

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About Smothered Cabbage

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern

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