1 head cabbage
3 - 4 tablespoons bacon drippings or oil
salt and black pepper to taste
1 chopped onion, optional
sliced kielbasa or smoked sausage, optional

Prepare cabbage by tearing off tough outer leaves and removing core. Cut into bite-sized pieces. In a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium high heat, add oil and cabbage, salt and pepper to taste, and onion and sausage if desired. Brown the cabbage, stirring constantly, until it is as brown as desired, then add about 1/2 cup water and cover with a lid. Steam until as tender as you like, stirring frequently and adding more water as needed.