Kittencal's Fried Cabbage With Bacon

Total Time
10 mins
25 mins

This makes a wonderful side dish to pork or beef, you may omit the chili flakes if desired or adjust amount to suit taste

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  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 -2 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 14 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 6 cups cabbage, cut into thin wedges (1 small head cabbage)
  • 3 -4 tablespoons chicken broth (or use water)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (or use white sugar, or to taste)
  • seasoned salt & freshly ground black pepper (to taste, or use white salt)


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat cook the chopped bacon until crisp and browned; remove to a bowl or plate and set aside (do not drain the bacon fat).
  2. Add in onion; cook stirring until softened (about 4-5 minutes, adding in the garlic and chili flakes the last 2 minutes).
  3. Add in cabbage and broth or water and sugar; cook stirring until the cabbage wilts (about 12-15 minutes) season with salt and pepper towards the end of cooking.
  4. Stir in the cooked bacon.