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Sweet-Sour Red Cabbage with Bacon

 Sweet-Sour Red Cabbage with Bacon
This crunchy eye-catching cooked cabbage is seasoned with a flavorful blend of vinegar, spices and bacon. Even when my mom fixes a big batch, the bowl gets emptied quickly. —Cathy Eland Hightstown, New Jersey
8-10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.


  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 medium head red cabbage, shredded (10 cups)
  • 2 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves


  • In a large bowl, stir the cider vinegar and sugars until sugars are
  • dissolved. Add cabbage; toss to coat. Let stand for 5-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until
  • crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain.
  • In the drippings, saute apple and onion until tender. Stir in water
  • and cabbage mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer
  • for 30-35 minutes.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes

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Sweet-Sour Red Cabbage with Bacon (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • or until tender. Sprinkle with reserved bacon just before serving.
  • Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 96 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 161 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.