Kate's Cuisine

Mar 25 2014

Cabbage and Bacon

Cabbage and Bacon

Bacon really does make everything better. I love cabbage just about any way you cook it, but I know a lot of people that don’t. But if you want to reap all the health benefits it holds, and not be distracted by that taste and texture you just can’t get over, do what many do for Brussels sprouts and fry up some bacon – leaving the cabbage to soak up all that yummy fat and get all salty-like and delicious. My kids aren’t big fans of cabbage either, but they will eat this when it’s the side dish for supper. I myself love cabbage, which is just one thing I love about this recipe. But there’s also the fact that it’s a five-ingredient dish, and that it’s super cheap to make.

1/2 head of green cabbage, diced $0.31
3 slices of bacon, diced $0.90
1/2 teaspoon cumin $0.12
Salt $0.01
Pepper $0.01

Total cost $1.35
Cost per serving $0.34

1.) Place the bacon pieces into a large skillet over medium heat and fry until crisp. Remove from the pan and set on paper towels to drain.

2.) To the hot fat in the pan, add the cabbage pieces and stir to coat the cabbage entirely in the fat. Add the cumin, salt, and pepper, and cook stirring occasionally, until the cabbage becomes softer, 5-7 minutes.

3.) When cabbage has finished cooking, add bacon bits back to the pan, and stir to combine thoroughly.

4.) Serve and enjoy!

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