Braised Cabbage

Cabbage is one of the foods that made a regular appearance in our CSA boxes. And while I’m a big fan of homeamde coleslaw, Hubby is not. So we had to find another way to prepare our weekly head of cabbage.

Braised Cabbage

This recipe came from just trial and error, playing around until we found something that we liked. And it’s no wonder we liked it, it’s cabbage braised in bacon drippings. This recipes makes quite a bit of braised cabbage, but it reheats nicely, so we just eat the leftovers until they are gone.

Braised Cabbage

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Braised Cabbage

You can use any kind of cabbage you have on hand

Yield: Serves 4-6


4 slices bacon
1 head cabbage, chopped
1 Tbsp cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste


In a large dutch oven, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove bacon and set aside.

Add cabbage to pan, toss to coat with bacon dripping. Cover and cook 15-20 minutes until cooked through, but still slightly crispy.

Meanwhile, crumble the bacon.

Add bacon and vinegar to the pan and stir to combine.

Season with salt and pepper.

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11 Responses to “Spicy Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese and Lentil Salad”

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    Shannon — November 16, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Ooh, that sounds great!

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    Emily — November 16, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    That sounds pretty incredible! Love your 5 day idea 🙂

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    amanda @ fake ginger — November 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    That looks delicious! I wish I could convince my husband to eat squash. 🙁

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    Boston Food Diary — November 16, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    LOVE this! Lentils are DELICIOUS and sooo good for you! This looks perfect!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 16, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Such a delicious filling salad! You pretty much had me at goat cheese…my favorite!

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    Megan — November 16, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I made the Bon Appetit version last year with pumpkin. It was soo good. I actually had thought it would be good with butternut squash too. Great salad!

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    Cara — November 17, 2010 at 1:29 am

    I’ve been eyeing that recipe since the original in BA and again since SK posted it. Where do you get your uncooked black lentils?

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    Jen — November 17, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Cara – I used the Goya brand lentils from my grocery store. They were greenish brown.

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    Taylor — November 17, 2010 at 4:00 am

    This looks awesome…I have some lentils I have been wanting to use, so this will be perfect!

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    Shannon — November 17, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    i made this too and it was AWESOME 🙂

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — November 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I love the combination of hearty lentils, sweet and spicy butternut squash and tangy goat cheese. I can imagine every flavor in this!

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