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Spicy Red Cabbage

 Spicy Red Cabbage
For a different side dish from the mash potatoes, I serve this red cabbage dish. It all such a pop of color on the plate and it also very delicious.—Lisa Gibbons, Wildwood, Illinois
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 2 jars (16 ounces each) shredded sweet-and-sour red cabbage
  • 5 bacon strips, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 small apples, peeled and diced
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  • Drain cabbage, reserving liquid; set cabbage aside. Add enough water
  • to liquid to equal 1-1/3 cups; set aside. In a large skillet, cook
  • bacon until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towel to drain. Discard all
  • but 1 tablespoon of the drippings. Cook the onion in drippings until
  • tender. Add apples, vinegar, brown sugar and cloves. Combine flour
  • with reserved liquid; pour into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and
  • stir 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in cabbage and bacon; heat
  • through. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 151 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 274 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.