Southern Smothered Cabbage
This flavorful smothered cabbage has onions, garlic, authentic creole spices, and tender smoked turkey. It’s a classic southern side dish that’s perfect for just about any soul food-style meal!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Creole, Southern
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
1 large head of savoy cabbage, or regular green cabbage chopped
1 large smoked turkey wing
4 cups water
1 medium onion chopped
2 1/2 tsp creole seasoning
1 tsp ground black pepper
4-6 cloves garlic
Place the smoked turkey into a large pot, and pour in 4 cups of water.
Bring the water to a boil, and cook until the turkey is tender. At this time, there is very little liquid in the pot, but do not get rid of it (It’s flavor baby!!)
Next, turn the heat off, and remove the turkey from the pot.
Chop the turkey meat into bite sizes, then set to the side.
Place the pot back on the stovetop, and turn the heat to medium-high.
Add in the onions, and garlic then cook until they are translucent.
Start adding in the cabbage, and stir.
Cover the pot, and let the cabbage cook down some.
Toss in the smoked turkey meat, and sprinkle in the creole seasoning and black pepper.
Stir everything, place the lid on the pot, and let the cabbage cook down for 5 minutes.
Remove the lid from the pot, and stir the cabbage. Place the lid back on the pot.
Cook the cabbage until it’s nice and tender.