Braised Cabbage with Bacon

Braised Cabbage with Bacon


  • Prep Time: 15 Min
  • Cook Time: 10 Min
  • Makes: Serves Serves 6-8


  • 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 C low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 can (15-oz) Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbsp each: finely julienne fresh sage, snipped chives
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp fresh sage, finely julienne


Rinse, split and thinly slice leeks. Remove core and thinly slice cabbage (about 6 cups). Julienne sage and snip chives. 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. Add garlic and leeks to skillet; cook about 2 minutes. Add cabbage, chicken stock and beans; gently toss until combined. Simmer until cabbage begins to wilt (about 3 minutes). Add bacon, sage and chives. Toss until well combined. Season to taste. Serve hot.