Crockpot Southern Soul Food Cabbage

Crockpot Southern Soul Food Cabbage

Crockpot Southern Soul Food Cabbage – Cabbage flavored with smoked ham hocks, celery, garlic, onions, and bell peppers. Doesn’t that sound good? Just imagine it with a big ol’ piece of sweet buttery cornbread. It sounds pretty darn good right? What If I told you that it was easy to make? Guess what? I have a foolproof recipe for true soul food style cabbage that is made in the slow cooker. No more having to watch the ham hocks for hours, then tossing in other ingredients. This recipe is pretty much a throw-it-all-in-the-pot kinda recipe… Well Kinda. I’m going to show you how to make some real deal southern cabbage, just like grandma used to make, with just a few simple steps. Let’s get started!

Crockpot Southern Soul Food Cabbage

Crockpot Southern Soul Food Cabbage

Ingredients

  • 2½ – 3 lbs head of green cabbage, chopped & rinsed
  • 3 medium sized smoked ham hocks (You can substitute and adjust cooking times as follows)
    • Smoked pork neck bones – 3 hours
    • Smoked turkey wings or legs – 3 hours
    • bacon ends – 1 hour
    • smoked sausage – 1 hour
  • 1 medium sized yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1 large bell pepper, diced
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper( you may add more seasonings)
  • 6 – 8 cups water

Directions

  1. Place the smoked ham hocks into the slow cooker.
  2. Add in the celery, onions, bell pepper, and garlic.
  3. Pour in the water, then put the lid on the slow cooker.
  4. Cook on high for 4 hours. (Adjust time for different meats)
  5. After the 4 hours, add in the cabbage, then sprinkle in the black pepper ( and any seasonings that you may wish to add).
  6. Let cook for an additional one hour.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

NOTE: I used a 6 quart Crockpot and it all fit, but I did have to push down on the cabbage to get the lid on at first.

Let’s thank I Heart Recipes for this helpful video and this tasty Crockpot Southern Soul Food Cabbage recipe.

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