Smothered cabbage

A comforting Cajun-inspired dish that’s easy to prepare and delicious served over rice.

Smothered cabbage

2 Tbsp. butter

1 large cabbage

1 onion, sliced

12 oz. ground cooked ham

1/2 tsp. brown sugar

salt and pepper

Quarter, core and slice the cabbage into thin ribbons.

Place heavy-bottomed Dutch oven over medium-high heat.  Add the butter to melt.  Add the onions, cooking and stirring until they begin to soften.  Add the ground ham and stir in with the onions, breaking up the meat.  Add the cabbage and brown sugar.  Stir together until cabbage begins to wilt.

Turn heat down to medium-low and cover tightly.  Cook covered, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is soft, about 20 minutes.  There shouldn’t be much liquid, but if there is, remove cover, turn up heat to medium high, and cook and stir until most of the liquid has evaporated.  Check before adding salt because it may be salty enough from the ham.  Add a generous amount of ground pepper.

Serve over rice with your favorite hot sauce on the side.


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