Southern "New Year's" Smothered Cabbage

Total Time
5 mins
20 mins

It is a New Orleans tradition to eat black-eyed peas and cabbage on New Years day. Its supposed to bring you luck in the year to come. I personally didn't care for cooked cabbage until I came up with this recipe.

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  • 1 head cabbage, sliced
  • 1 lb bacon, sliced into small pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a large pot cook bacon, remove and drain, reserving the fat.
  2. Add onion to bacon fat and cook for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add cabbage and drained bacon and saute for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.