Bacon Braised Cabbage

I really only ever considered cabbage from a coleslaw perspective. VERY wrongfully so, apparently. Turns out cabbage is a pretty dope, nutrient-dense veggie that is even tastier braised...in bacon grease...garnished with more bacon. This side dish's piggy pairing makes it a shining star. As the saying goes, everything is better with bacon. 

...is that a saying? It should be.

Ingredients

  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 head of green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup bone broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. In a large skillet or dutch oven, preferably cast iron, fry up your bacon until it reaches your desired crispness.
  2. Remove the bacon, crumble it up and set aside. Leaving the rendered bacon grease in the skillet, add the onion and cabbage to the skillet and saute for 3-5 minutes, until the onions become translucent.
  3. Add the bone broth to the skillet and turn the heat up to high for about two minutes, then bring it to a simmer. Cover and let sit for about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid, add the bacon pieces and let it continue to simmer for 5-10 more minutes uncovered. At this point, most of the liquid should be absorbed and the cabbage should be soft and braised.
  5. Remove the bay leaves and serve!

Servings: 4