Cabbage is a staple in Gullah cooking, and there's so much more you can do with it than just coleslaw. This simple sauteed cabbage dish is one of my favorite ways to prepare the vegetable, and it's great with just about any protein. Better yet, it's a great dish to serve a large crowd.
Heat a very large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook until browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove to paper towels, reserving the drippings in the skillet.
Add additional oil to the pan if needed. Add the onion, carrot and peppers and cook until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cabbage and garlic and saute until the cabbage begins to brown, about 10 minutes.
Stir in the hot sauce and bring to a boil. Cover, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the cabbage is tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in the reserved bacon, and season with salt and pepper.