Fried Cabbage Texas Style

Fried Cabbage Texas Style

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"This cabbage is sauteed with onion and jalapeno, and gets an added kick from a pinch of cayenne pepper. A little spicy , but works well with any Southern meal!"


30 m servings 300 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 300 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 20.4 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 8.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 584 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the shredded cabbage into a large bowl, and sprinkle the sugar over it. This will remove the excess water from the cabbage. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside, reserving grease in skillet.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the cornbread mix and cayenne pepper. Stir into the cabbage until well blended. In the skillet the bacon was cooked in, saute onion and jalapeno in the hot bacon grease until tender. Stir in cabbage, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the cabbage wilts, about 15 minutes. Stir in crumbled bacon, and serve immediately.


  • Caution
  • When handling hot peppers of any kind , always wash hands or use gloves and do not rub face or eyes.
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  1. 28 Ratings


I followed recipe exactly. The corn bread mixture intrigued me but I was skeptical. I turned out to be right. First of all, the amount of bacon fat was not enough to cook all that cabbage (w...

Making this, I was unsure about it but it was delicious enough for me to get a heaping 2nds. The corn bread mix gave the dish a nice flavor and texture to to it! Good job!

My husband, newphew and his wife feasted on this recipe. I added mild cheddar cheese to it. will make again everyone thought it was delicious.

I modified this recipe slightly--using about half of the ingredients. Quite tasty and hot!

Footnotes Caution When handling hot peppers of any kind , always wash hands or use gloves and do not rub face or eyes. Just a suggestion on the footnote: If you put vegetable oil on your han...

I found this fried cabbage recipe to be extremely good. It's the best I ever tasted. This is a recipe Ican assure you that your whole family will enjoy.

Fried some skinless kielbasa and added back into cabbage before serving. I make fried cabbage often, but have never made it with the cornmeal in it. LOVED it. The jalepenos were a great additio...

VERY GOOD!My husband asked me to make this twice within 4 days!Good Job, TEX!

I made this for my husband and he loved it. The bacon drippings were not enough to cook the cabbage though. I did use 7 slices of center cut bacon and it was less fatty than other cuts. Every...