Slow Cooked Cabbage with Bacon

Slow Cooker Cabbage and Bacon (AIP, paleo)

As some of you may know, about twice a month I have the opportunity to write a post over at the blog Homemade For Elle. This month, I shared a deliciously simple southern-style recipe I thought you all may enjoy. 

As an adult, I have come to learn that cabbage is one of those foods that people either love or hate. Growing up my family loved cabbage and we ate it in many forms all year long. Coleslaw in the summer, sauerkraut in the fall and cooked cabbage or stuffed cabbage leaves in the winter. In fact, I still think of cabbage as a comfort food on a cold winter’s day. My hubby however, hates cooked cabbage! He will eat it raw in slaw or salads, but never cooked, he doesn’t even like the smell. This was an especially sad revelation for me to have after we got married since I love it so much. So,  I make sure to get my fill of cooked cabbage in the lunches I pack myself, at restaurants, or when he is out of town.

Cabbage-2One reason I think many people do not enjoy cooked cabbage is because it is usually cooked in such a way that it tastes sour or tart. Now, this doesn’t bother me one bit, but in thinking about this recipe I decided to create a more savory cabbage dish that has the potential to appeal to a wider group of food lovers.

I based this recipe off of a recipe I recently created for slow cooker collard greens and sure enough it was delicious. The slow cooker really allows the flavor of the pork to permeate the cabbage and create a delicious, mildly smokey flavor. This would be great served with sausage, ham, or a pot roast. Just the thought of it makes me imagine sitting down to dinner in front of a roaring fire on a cold winter’s night and just letting the flavors comfort me and warm me up!

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