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Cabbage, hot water cornbread, smothered pork chops and gravy


  • 1 head cabbage chopped and rinsed
  • 1 lb sausage or bacon
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 TBS butter
  • 1 TBS onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Cajun or creole seasoning to taste


  1. Spray a large stock pot or Dutch oven with nonstick cooking spray
  2. Add in the sausage or bacon and fry until drippings are released
  3. Add in the onion and sauté until lighting browned
  4. Pack the cabbage into the pot.*
  5. Pour the water in and lower the heat to medium.
  6. Cover the pot with the lid and allow the cabbage to smother for 20 minutes.
  7. Now, add in the onion and garlic powders, Cajun seasoning, and butter.
  8. Stir.
  9. Cover the pot again and continue to cook on medium low until the cabbage is as tender as desired.
  10. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*If it doesn’t fit, place the lid on the pot, lower the heat to medium, and allow the cabbage to whither down for 2-3 mins until you can pack the rest of the cabbage in.

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