A Side for the Ham n Beans | Stove Top Buttered Cabbage Recipe

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Right after Christmas the first thing I always do with the leftover ham is chop it into cubes, save the drippings and make a big batch of Ham n Beans. It’s a pathetically simple recipe that comes with a lot of comfort and flavor. And next to the ham n beans, you’ll always find a a side of cornbread and buttered cabbage.

Growing up my dad just boiled the hell out of it and threw some pepper in but I like it smooth and silky, steamed and dripping with butter, lots of butter.

stove top buttered cabbage

Stove Top Buttered Cabbage Recipe
 
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Type: Side Dish
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 small head of cabbage
  • 1 stick of butter, salted
  • fresh ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat the butter in a large, deep skillet over medium heat.
  2. While the butter is melting, cut the cabbage into 1-2 inch cubes.
  3. Drop the cabbage into the skillet and stir.
  4. Add a lid to the skillet to trap the steam and reduce heat to low.
  5. Let it cook for about 30 minutes, until the cabbage is tender.
  6. Serve with a generous topping of fresh ground black pepper.

 

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  1. I actually have a head of cabbage in the fridge, I think we’ll give this recipe a try. Thanks!

    • Perfect timing then huh? What do you usually pair cabbage with? I don’t think I’ve ever used it outside of cabbage rolls or as a side for ham n beans.

  2. Yummy! I am using cabbage today to make homemade egg rolls, should be good. I usually will steam my cabbage with a bunch of other veggies too and put some Mrs. Dash on it.

    • Please tell me you’re going to post those. I’d love to make some egg rolls but I wouldn’t know where to start.

  3. Wow. That is sooo easy. I’m going to make this and see if my kids like cabbage. With all that butter I hope they do, it is so good for them!

    • I hope they do too. I got lucky with the girls, I don’t think I’ve found a vegetable yet they don’t like. You can always cut the butter down to lighten it up a bit.

  4. YUM! I’m totally going to make this.

  5. We love ham and beans and we do have cornbread with ours but it just seems like it needs another side. Will definitely try this.

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  6. kelly says:

    Great recipe and so easy!!!