I've made this recipe 4 times now, and it never gets old



4 slices of bacon, chopped

1 small head of cabbage, thinly sliced

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Optional: 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes for a spicy touch

2 tablespoons olive oil


Heat a large skillet over medium heat and cook the chopped bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon, setting it aside, and keep the grease in the pan.

Add olive oil to the bacon grease and heat over medium. Sauté the onions and garlic until translucent and aromatic, about 2-3 minutes.

Add the sliced cabbage to the pan, mixing it with the onions and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage softens.

Season with paprika, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using). Stir to coat the cabbage evenly with the spices.

Continue to cook the cabbage for another 5-7 minutes to your preferred tenderness. Adjust the cooking time based on whether you like it crisp or soft.

Add the cooked bacon back into the pan, stir to combine, and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes to blend the flavors.

Remove from heat and transfer to a serving dish.