Smothered Cabbage

I keep meaning to try this one. Now that I have posted it, perhaps I will be motivated to do so.

Ingredients:

1 medium head of cabbage, cored and chopped
5 slices of bacon
salt, pepper, and hot sauce to taste

Directions:

Fry bacon in heavy pot. Add chopped cabbage. Cover. Stir occasionally (cabbage will brown in bacon drippings as the two cook together). Cook for about 30 minutes. Season to taste. Serve hot.

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Eggplant Dressing

This dish is similar to Dirty rice, but also uses eggplant. This makes a good side dish.

Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef
2 tbps. olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
4 medium eggplants, peeled & chopped
2 cloves of garlic, diced
1 cup water, divided
salt & pepper to taste
hot sauce to taste
3 cups cooked and cooled rice

Directions:

Brown beef in oil. Add onions, bell peppers, eggplant, garlic and some of the water. Season with salt, pepper and hot sauce. Mix well. Cook on medium until eggplant is thoroughly mashed, adding remainder of water as needed to make moist. Add rice and mix well. Serves 4 to 6.