We like our cabbage VERY tender, so we tend to cook it longer. If you like your cabbage a little firmer, just reduce your cooking time.
We LOVE using real bacon crumbles to skip the step of frying bacon. If you would prefer to cook your own bacon, go for it.
Similarly, we LOVE the flavor those little baby pearl onions in the jar bring to the table. You can usually find them in vegetable aisle or the same aisle with the pickles. However, if you want to use regular onions instead, I would just chop one up and cook them a little in your bacon grease before adding to the cabbage.
As with any of our recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.
All slow cookers cook differently, so cooking times are always a basic guideline and should always be tested first in your own slow cooker and time adjusted as needed.