Braised Cabbage with Bacon

Braised Cabbage with Bacon

Everything is better with bacon, and this tasty dish is certainly no exception! The sweet smoky notes Nueske’s award-winning Smoked Bacon brings to this recipe make it simply irresistible.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 6 - 8 people

From this Recipe

  1. Applewood Smoked Bacon
    Applewood Smoked Bacon


  • 3 Slices Nueske's Smoked Bacon, diced, fried and drained
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 small leeks, tough green leaves removed (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large head Savoy cabbage, core removed
  • 1 Cup low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 Can (15oz) Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbsp finely julienne fresh sage
  • 1 Tbsp snipped chives
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. Rinse, split and thinly slice leeks.
  2. Remove core and thinly slice cabbage (about 6 cups).
  3. Julienne sage and snip chives.
  4. Fry bacon in 12-inch skillet over medium high heat until crisp (about 3 minutes); set bacon aside on paper towels. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat.
  5. Add garlic and leeks to skillet; cook about 2 minutes.
  6. Add cabbage, chicken stock and beans; gently toss until combined. Simmer until cabbage begins to wilt (about 3 minutes).
  7. Add bacon, sage and chives. Toss until well combined. Season to taste. Serve hot.


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