I've never been a huge cabbage eater, but I decided to start. Not only is it one of the most inexpensive veggies in the produce section, but it's chock full of good stuff. According to this site, it's got many antioxidants that help protect against cancer and reduce LDL cholesterol. It's an awesome source of vitamin C, vitamin B-5, vitamin B-1, and vitamin B-6. It's also a good source of potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. And all this for only 25 calories per 100 grams!
Of course, in order to incorporate cabbage into my diet, I have to add bacon...ha! I diced up just a few slices and browned them until crispy.
Then I layered sliced onion, diced celery, and chunks of cabbage into the skillet. Sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar over the top and pour two cups of warm water over that. Finally, dot with 4 pats of butter.
The cooking is easy! You put the lid on and boil the whole thing for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat but don't move the skillet. Then stir the veggies, replace the lid, and just let it stand for 20 minutes!
This cabbage medley is a nutritious and delicious side dish for just about any meal!
- 4 slices bacon, diced
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 cup diced celery
- 1 small cabbage, cut into chunks
- 1 T. sugar
- 2 cups warm water
- 1/4 cup butter, cut into pats
Brown bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy. Layer remaining ingredients over the bacon in the order listed above. Cover and boil for 10 minutes; turn off heat. Stir vegetables, replace the lid, and let stand on burner for an additional 20 minutes. Serves 6.