We are back in the kitchen with another Classic Side Dish Recipe! One of my favorites has always been Fried Cabbage. Growing up in Virginia, we ate this a lot and it's one of my favorites! Let's #MakeItHappen


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  • Cabbage

  • Thick Cut Bacon (5-6 slices)

  • 1 Onion

  • 1 tsp Better than bouillon Chicken Base

  • 1 tsp white sugar

  • 1-2 tbsps apple cider vinegar smoked paprika

  • 1/2 packet Sazon

  • salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder

  • Cayenne Pepper

  • Worcestershire Sauce

  • 1 tbsp butter

  • 1 tbsp garlic paste


Now that you have your ingredients, it's time to get cooking!

  1. Begin by removing the core of the cabbage and slicing it into your desired thickness.

  2. Dice your onion and chop the bacon as well.

  3. Over medium heat, fry the bacon until crispy and remove with a slotted spoon.

  4. In the same pan, add your onions and cook for 3-4 minutes or until they start to get tender.

  5. Next, add your garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.

  6. Add your cabbage and mix to combine.

  7. Season to taste with listed seasonings and add in your Worcestershire, sugar, and vinegar.

  8. Add butter and cover the pan with a lid and cook for 10 minutes on low. Cook, covered, checking occasionally until cabbage is tender. Taste as you go and adjust the seasoning as needed.

  9. Add your bacon once the cabbage is tender and mix to combine. (You can add sausage to this as well.)

This video is available on my YouTube Channel HERE.

Shopping List:

  • 1 lb Rigatoni Noodles (or traditional ziti noodles)

  • 1 Onion

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 3-4 tbsps diced basil

  • 1 tbs olive oil

  • 2 tbsps tomato paste

  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup dry red wine (cabernet)

  • 3 tbs tomato paste Salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder to taste Fresh basil, rosemary, oregano, thyme Diced or dried

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef

  • 1 cup cubed mozzarella Fresh Mozzarella for topping

  • 1 cup parmesan cheese

Cheese Mixture:

6 oz Ricotta cheese

5.2 oz Boursin Basil & Chive

1/2 cup sour cream

1 tsp garlic red pepper flakes salt and pepper

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/4 cup chopped parsley

This recipe can be found on my Youtube Channel HERE.

NY Strip Steak:

  • 1 NY Strip (preferably at least 1 1/2 inches thick)

  • salt (dry brine optional) pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika

  • 3-4 tbsps butter

  • 2-3 cloves of garlic

  • rosemary and thyme


  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley

  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

  • 2-3 tbsps diced red onion

  • 3-4 cloves garlic

  • 1 fresno chili

  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano salt and pepper to taste

French Fries:

  • 2lbs Russet Potatoes

  • 2 liters of oil for frying

  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 1 tbsp black truffle oil

  • 1/4 cup diced parsley salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder

  • 2-3 tbsps white vinegar

Peel, clean, and chop potatoes into the desired size. Boil potatoes in water and vinegar for 10 minutes. Drain and cool. Fry at 300-325 degrees for 3-5 minutes - remove and cool for 30 minutes. Fry again at 400 degrees for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.