Tammy’s Best Southern Fried Cabbage Recipe

Hey, foodies! Welcome back to Cooking with Yummy Life. I’m Tammy, and today I’m sharing my secret to the best Southern Fried Cabbage recipe ever. Packed with flavors, quick, and easy, this dish is destined to become a staple in your house. So, let’s jump right in and explore these delightful ingredients.


  • 1 medium-sized cabbage (cored and sliced)
  • Red and green bell peppers
  • Yellow onions and shallots
  • Kielbasa sausage (or your preferred sausage)
  • Pork bacon
  • Ground black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Chicken bouillon
  • Cajun spice seasoning
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh peppers
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Distilled vinegar

Cooking Process:

  1. Prep the Cabbage:
    • Remove the core by cutting around it.
    • Slice the cabbage into thick or thin pieces.
    • Rinse the cabbage thoroughly in cold water.
  2. Prep the Bell Peppers:
    • Remove the core, membrane, and seeds.
    • Slice the bell peppers to your preferred thickness.
    • Rinse them off.
  3. Prep Onions and Shallots:
    • Peel and dice the onions and shallots.
  4. Prep Sausage and Bacon:
    • Slice the sausage into thin or thick pieces.
    • Cut the bacon into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Cooking:
    • Sear the bacon in a hot skillet until it starts breaking down and rendering oil.
    • Add the sausage to the skillet and brown it.
    • Remove the bacon and sausage and set them aside.
  6. Sauté Vegetables:
    • In the same skillet, sauté onions, shallots, and bell peppers.
    • Season with kosher salt, Cajun spice, and other seasonings.
    • Allow the vegetables to caramelize and break down.
  7. Add Cabbage:
    • Add the cabbage to the skillet (you may need to add it in batches).
    • Cover and let it cook, allowing the water to burn off.
  8. Season and Flavor:
    • Add distilled vinegar, crushed chilies, Worcestershire sauce, more seasoning, and chicken bouillon.
    • Mix everything well.
  9. Add Sausage and Bacon:
    • Incorporate the cooked sausage and bacon back into the skillet.
    • Mix to combine, letting the flavors meld.
  10. Final Touch:
    • Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
    • Serve the Southern Fried Cabbage hot and enjoy!

Tammy’s Best Southern Fried Cabbage Recipe is complete! This dish is a symphony of flavors that will quickly become your go-to recipe. Serve it on its own or with a dash of hot sauce for added heat. Remember to like, subscribe, and share this delectable recipe with your family and friends. Thank you for cooking with Tammy, and enjoy your Southern Fried Cabbage until next time! 🥬🍲

Leave a Comment