Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Bacon Recipe

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After I came up with this recipe, I finally succeeded in getting my kids to eat cooked cabbage. I think the touch of sweet flavor was appealing.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 5 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 75 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 277mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon; set aside. Saute cabbage and onion in drippings until tender. Add remaining ingredients; stir until thickened. Stir in bacon. Serve warm. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sweet and Sour Cabbage in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p59

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Alisa Anne User ID: 4752560 20302
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2012

"I NEVER make a recipe as it appears. But, this time I did and am I ever glad I did! This was exactly what I was craving, coming from a city of German origins! Yummy!"

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