Ground Pork with Cabbage and Apples
1 pound ground pork
1/2 small to medium cabbage, chopped
1 garlic scape (or garlic salt), minced
1 small onion, chopped
2 apples of choice (gala, pink lady, honeycrisp work great), chopped
2 teaspoons seasoning
1/4 teaspoon ground sage
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1Mix the seasoning ingredients together. If quadrupling, use 2 teaspoons and save the rest for future recipes.
2 Mix seasoning into ground pork. Make sure it is evenly distributed.
3 Cook the ground pork in a large skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium heat until no longer pink, approximately 10 minutes.
4 Take the ground pork out of the pan and set aside.
5 Add the onion, garlic, and apples into the pan (No need to wipe out unless there is too much grease. You want some for cooking with.)
6 Cook the onions, garlic, and apples until everything starts to lightly brown, mixing occasionally. This will take approximately 10 minutes, depending on your skillet and stove.
7 Once the onion and apples are lightly browned, add in the cabbage and mix well to incorporate everything. It may seem like a lot of cabbage at first, but it will cook down. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until cabbage starts to wilt but is still bright green.
8 Add back in the ground pork and mix well. Cook another 3-5 minutes until pork is heated back up.
9 Serve warm or at room temperature.
10 Tastes great the next day warmed up with a fried egg on top!