Southern "New Year's" Smothered Cabbage

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Malriah

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.

Top Review by Michelle S.

Well, DH hates cooked cabbage, or should I say DID! We both went wild over this! We served it with Amy V's pork chops and noodles (there went the cholestrol count..)and were in heaven. The flavor the bacon adds to this dish is unbelievable! (As Emeril says pork fat rules!) I did add some creole spice to it as it cooked to kick it up a notch. This will be an often served side dish at our house! Thanks Kari for getting DH to eat cabbage!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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.

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