Creamy Bacon Garlic Cabbage

This hearty and mighty delicious Creamy Bacon Garlic Cabbage recipe is a winter favorite! Try it for yourselves:

Creamy Bacon Garlic Cabbage
 

Ingredients
  • 4 slices bacon
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ sour cream
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium head savoy cabbage, cored and shredded

Instructions
  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon slices to cool.
  2. Whisk the butter, flour, and salt into the drippings in the same pan.
  3. Stir in the cabbage and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until cabbage is tender, about 15 minutes.
  4. Crumble the bacon; stir the bacon pieces and sour cream into the cabbage mixture.

 

Southern Greens

 

Southern Greens
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Recipe type: Side Dish
 

Ingredients
  • 6 c. mixed greens, coarsely chopped (kohlrabi, radish, turnip, mustard, collard greens, kale, etc.)
  • ½ onions, finely chopped &/or garlic, minced (green garlic & green onions work great!)
  • 1 Tbsp. canola or safflower oil
  • 1 c. chicken/veggie broth or water
  • Part of a ham hock, smoked turkey leg, or cured ham,OR 2 strips bacon, chopped OR liquid smoke + 2 Tbsp. butter
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. In large pot, sauté onions/garlic (& bacon, if using) in oil for 2 minutes.
  2. Add broth/water & slowly add greens until wilted.
  3. Add salt & pepper, ham/turkey if using, cover, & reduce heat to low.
  4. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Take out meat if used, remove from bone, chop, & return to pot; otherwise add butter & liquid smoke.
  6. Save liquid for soup.
  7. Serve up greens with Southern fare like sweet potatoes, black eyed peas, & corn bread.