Southern Style Steamed Cabbage

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Southern Style Steamed Cabbage Ham Recipe Madeinaday.com

One of my all time favorite side dishes is Southern Style Steamed Cabbage, it is so tender and tasty! Even if you do not like cabbage you must try this recipe, it just may win you over. Pair this great side dish with a spiral ham and you’ve got one amazing meal.

I grew up in the south and any time you go to a blue plate diner you will find this dish right next to the fried okra and macaroni & cheese on the “pick your side” part of the menu. I am telling you my kids even love it and that’s big.

I like my steamed cabbage a little less tender than some recipes. I like to still see some green in the leaves which in turn makes it not so mushy. Even though I use ham (or bacon your choice) to flavor the cabbage, I don’t like to overpower it with the meat either. Let’s get started & make some cabbage! 

Country Style Steamed Cabbage Recipe madeinaday.com

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Southern Style Steamed Cabbage
Steamed Fork Tender Cabbage Side Dish
Southern Style Steamed Cabbage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 large head of cabbage rinsed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • pieces Smallof cooked ham 1-2 bacon strips or Ready to Serve Real Bacon Bits
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 large head of cabbage rinsed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • pieces Smallof cooked ham 1-2 bacon strips or Ready to Serve Real Bacon Bits
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Southern Style Steamed Cabbage
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot to medium heat.
  2. Add the canola oil, ham or bacon and toss together to flavor the oil and get the juices going in the meat.
  3. Cut your cabbage in half and discard any damaged outer leaves.
  4. Cut each half of the cabbage into 2 inch square chunks.
  5. Add the cabbage to the oil and ham mixture.
  6. Toss and stir the cabbage to ensure the oil is on every piece of cabbage.
  7. Add water, cover and turn heat down to low.
  8. Stir cabbage every 10 minutes until tender.
Recipe Notes

The longer you steam the cabbage the more tender it will become. Enjoy!

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Yummy Southern Style Steamed Cabbage Recipe! Great sidekick to spiral ham! Fork tender cabbage steamed with ham or bacon for flavor. Country style, blue plate side dish,

4 thoughts on “Southern Style Steamed Cabbage

  1. I wonder if you could use a ham flavoring packet if no ham on hand?

    1. I am not sure what ham flavoring packets are. I have used large chunk bacon bits and fried them in the oil first to grab the flavor.
      Kim

  2. I absolutely love cabbage! This looks delicious plus I won’t have to share it with the fam. Lol.

    1. I know I would eat it everyday, my family… not so much. Thanks Marie!

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