BBQ Pork and Cabbage

About three years ago, we started participating in a CSA – a box of vegetables and fruit from local farms chosen for you each week.  The second year we participated, we received more cabbage than I thought possible for a family of five to eat.  In an effort to not waste a single leaf of cabbage, I went searching for cabbage recipes that didn’t include any more coleslaw and soups than we already ate.  I wasn’t having a ton of luck; so, I started experimenting.  This is the product of one of those experiments.

BBQ Pork & Cabbage

  1. Heat a large skillet on the stove top.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil.
  3. Saute one small chopped onion.
  4. Add 1 pound of ground pork to the pan.
  5. Brown the meat; and as it is browning, break it apart into small pieces like you would ground beef.
  6. Season the meat with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper, 1 Tablespoon of fennel and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
  7. When meat is fully browned, add 1 cup of BBQ sauce and 1/2 head of shredded cabbage.
  8. Stir as cabbage wilts.
  9. Heat for about 5 minutes until the sauce is bubbly and warm.
  10. Enjoy!

*We eat this just on our plates; but I know, that many people enjoy something like this over bread or on a bun.

BBQ Pork & Cabbage with Roasted Brussels. Plating Credit to the 3 year-old Freeform Foodie.