Braised Cabbage and Carrots

Total Time:
2 hr 25 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
2 hr 20 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 large head (about 3 pounds) green cabbage
  • 4 slices extra-thick bacon, cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Smash Seasoning, recipe follows
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag baby carrots
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Smash Seasoning:
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
Directions

Core cabbage and chop into 2-inch pieces. Clean thoroughly and let drain.

In a large pot over medium heat, cook bacon halfway through. Cook's Note: It will release its fat and be lightly browned, but still moist.

Add the cabbage, water and Smash Seasoning. Cover and reduce to a simmer and steam 2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes. Drain water from pot and add carrots. Cover and simmer another 15 minutes, until carrots are tender. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

Smash Seasoning:

Mix ingredients thoroughly and keep in a tightly sealed container for up to 6 months.


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