Braised Cabbage with Bacon

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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.

Prep Time: 15 Min
Cook Time: 10 Min
Total Time: 25 Min
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.


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