Chinese Cabbage with Bacon & Mushrooms

Chinese Cabbage with Bacon & Mushrooms pulls together fresh and savory flavors.  Smoky bacon and umami mushrooms pair with crunchy cabbage to turn a plain vegetable into a treat! 

Chinese Cabbage with Bacon & Mushrooms

Chinese Cabbage with Bacon & Mushrooms

Are you ready for spring?  Maybe already enjoying some warmer weather?  Well we just got 13 inches of snow—a freak spring storm!  So, I am ready for something that tastes fresh!  

Fortunately, while snowed in, there was one last Chinese Cabbage in the refrigerator.  Cabbage is a wonder at surviving the winter; just peel off any dry, shriveled outer leaves and you are good to go. 

Chinese cabbage

Chinese cabbage

Chinese cabbage tops!

Tender crunchy Chinese cabbage tops!

But let me tell you a secret about Chinese Cabbage.  The thicker bottom ends benefit from a good cooking, but the lacy tops are lovely and fresh tasting with just a minute or two of heat.  You’d almost think they were fresh picked!

Chinese Cabbage with Bacon & Mushrooms pulls together fresh and savory flavors.  Smoky bacon and umami mushroom flavors paired with crunchy cabbage turns a plain vegetable into a treat! 

Frying mushrooms & bacon for Chinese Cabbage with Bacon & Mushrooms

Now I admit that Chinese Cabbage with Bacon & Mushrooms may stack the deck by loading up on mushrooms and bacon.  But if it tricks helps your husband and kids to eat cabbage how can you argue?  Yes, everyone in my house was so focused on the bacon and ‘shrooms, I think they forgot about the cabbage. 

Now I admit that Chinese Cabbage with Bacon & Mushrooms may stack the deck by loading up on mushrooms and bacon.  But if it tricks helps your husband and kids to eat cabbage how can you argue?  Yes, everyone in my house was so focused on the bacon and ‘shrooms, I think they forgot about the cabbage. 

Served!

Your typical Chinese cabbage is a large vegetable so this dish makes a lot—and it’s good reheated.  But you do lose some of that fresh taste when you rewarm.  If you aren’t serving a crowd, you can always cut a large Chinese cabbage in half.  (Or even save half of the “lacy tops” to add the second day.)   

Yes, with Chinese Cabbage with Bacon & Mushrooms, I just might survive until spring arrives for real!  

Chinese Cabbage with Bacon & Mushrooms pulls together fresh and savory flavors.  Smoky bacon and umami mushroom flavors paired with crunchy cabbage turns a plain vegetable into a treat! 

Plated!

Chinese Cabbage with Bacon & Mushrooms
Serves 8
Chinese Cabbage with Bacon & Mushrooms pulls together fresh and savory flavors.  Smoky bacon and umami mushroom flavors pair with crunchy cabbage to turn a plain vegetable into a treat!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
59 calories
2 g
10 g
4 g
5 g
1 g
54 g
245 g
1 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
54g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 59
Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 10mg
3%
Sodium 245mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 2g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
0%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 8 ounces bacon or bacon ends
  2. 8 – 16 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  3. 1 large Chinese Cabbage
  4. a dash of salt, pepper, soy sauce, or Worcestershire sauce as desired for seasoning
Instructions
  1. Dice bacon and fry in a large frying pan until almost crisp. Add sliced mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are just golden.
  2. Cut off the bottom of the Chinese cabbage and discard (preferable compost 🙂 ). Cut the lower 2/3 of the cabbage into approximately 1 inch pieces.
  3. Drain fat in excess of a tablespoon or two from bacon and mushrooms, then add cabbage pieces. Sautee until tender. Taste and add salt, pepper, soy, or Worcestershire sauce if desired.
  4. Cut the remaining cabbage (the "lacy" top 1/3) into 1 inch pieces. Add to the frying pan and cook a minute or two until just warm.
  5. Serve immediately.
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calories
59
fat
4g
protein
5g
carbs
2g
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3 thoughts on “Chinese Cabbage with Bacon & Mushrooms

  1. David

    I love how you put this together, Inger! Great flavors, and I bet the texture of the cabbage is wonderful. I’ve never tried using Napa cabbage for anything but raw salads. Must change that !

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