Ingredients: 6 slices bacon, chopped (tip: save a few pieces of bacon from breakfast and keep in freezer—saves a HUGE amount of time!) 1 large onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 large head cabbage, cored and sliced 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste 1 teaspoon ground black pepper ¼ cup of water or bone broth 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon paprika
Directions: Place the bacon in a large stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until crispy, about 10 minutes (or just chop and throw in the pan if you have frozen leftover bacon).
Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion caramelizes; about 8 minutes.
Immediately stir in the cabbage and water/broth and continue to cook and stir about another 8 minutes, until tender.
Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika.
Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes more.