I was debating whether to use this recipe for St. Patrick's Day dinner, or another recipe from AllRecipes.com. I finally decided to use this one, with some minor changes gleaned from the other one.
Instead of three cups of water, I used 12 ounces of beer and 12 ounces of water. Who knows if I'm right, but I figured the beer would obviate the need for sugar and vinegar. (Made sense to me at the time.)
Also based on the AllRecipes version, I didn't put the cabbage in until the last two hours of cooking time. It practically turned to mush, so next time I'll wait even longer before putting in the cabbage.
Five stars to this recipe for being a guiding point. The flavor and ease of preparation of my slightly altered version were great. Thank you, Karen Waters, for submitting this!