Cook bacon in a skillet until crispy. Reserve grease and crumble the cooked bacon into small pieces (about ½ inch). Set aside.
Wash and cut your cabbage, in half. then slice again to quarter it. about 1 inch sized pieces. Remove the hard core from the 4 quarters and discard. slice into 1 inch sized pieces. Place at bottom of slow cooker.
Place all of the remaining ingredients into the crockpot (bacon, grease, salt, pepper, chicken stock, etc.)
Cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-6.