The name of this recipe will either intrigue or disgust you– I get that. Nonetheless, it is, far and away, one of my husband’s very favorite lunches. It is also a great way to get non-cabbage-lovers on board with eating the stuff.
Maple Cabbage & Bacon
Recipe type: Side Dish, Lunch
Cabbage wilted with onions, bacon, and a hint of maple syrup makes for a tasty side dish or affordable lunch.
- ½ lb. bacon (uncooked), chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 large head cabbage, shredded
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- In very large skillet (or even a stockpot), cook chopped bacon over medium heat.
- When bacon is about halfway cooked, add chopped onion and cook until translucent.
- Working in batches-- however much you can fit-- add in shredded cabbage and stir frequently. It will wilt down and make room for more cabbage. Continue until all cabbage is wilted, about 5 - 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Season with black pepper.
- Pour maple syrup over cabbage and stir/toss to evenly coat.