Out of all the comfort foods for a cold, wet day, nothing beats good old-fashioned pork and cabbage. This low carb skillet cabbage recipe is a complete ‘one and done’ which means everything goes into one skillet and you’re left with a filling and satisfying meal with no fuss or muss. Serve this skillet on its own or next to some roasted radishes for the most satisfying meal ever!
Similar to skillet cabbage rolls but without the time it takes to stuff or wrap them, this cabbage skillet is a quick and easy take on a family favorite! This pork and cabbage skillet recipe is chock full of pork (or beef), rice, and tomatoes. It combines the amazing flavors of pork and cabbage (similar to bacon wrapped cabbage), for an outstanding dish the whole family will love.
Serve with a crisp, green salad to round out this soon-to-be family favorite! Be sure to make a little extra to freeze for another night when cooking something from scratch seems impossible!
How to Chop Cabbage
Chopping cabbage is very different from chopping lettuce as it has thicker leaves that are denser and more tightly connected to the stem. Both purple and green cabbage are the same in terms of size and density, and they both taste virtually the same.
Using a sharp knife, place the cabbage stem side down against a cutting board. Slice the cabbage in half from top to bottom. Slice each half again to create quarters.
Cut a ‘vee’ shape around each wedge to separate the stem and core (these pieces can be saved to add to a stock or in soup like this chicken zucchini noodle soup)! Holding each wedge, carefully cut the cabbage into one-inch strips. Using your fingers, gently separate the strips.
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How to Cook Cabbage in a Skillet
It’s easy to cook cabbage in a skillet and to get the best results, be sure to keep the skillet hot. Stir until just slightly softened. Add the rest of the ingredients and add more broth as needed until the rice is fully cooked. Be sure to stir frequently to incorporate all the ingredients and ensure even cooking.
The same steps are used to make skillet stuffed cabbage. Instead of cutting the cabbage in wedges and strips, you just cut the cabbage in half and separate the leaves. Gently saute the leaves to soften them up, remove from the skillet, scoop in pork mixture, wrap and return to the skillet. Add the broth mixture and cover and simmer until fully cooked.
This skillet pork and cabbage is the perfect way to save all those extra steps though. Add a caesar salad, and you have the perfect meal.
- 5 slices bacon
- 1 lb lean ground pork or beef
- 1/3 cup onion finely diced
- 2 cups riced cauliflower
- 6 cups chopped cabbage
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup low carb tomato sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- Brown bacon, beef and onion in a large frying pan. Drain any grease.
- Stir in cauliflower, cabbage and heavy cream.
Cover and cook 10 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Add tomato sauce and simmer 5 minutes.
- Serve immediately.