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Sweet-Sour Red Cabbage with Bacon Recipe

Sweet-Sour Red Cabbage with Bacon Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min. YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle with reserved bacon just before serving. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 96 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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Janmalarkey User ID: 8163041 215081
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"Outstanding recipe. Best red cabbage I have ever eaten."

Jaymecolasanti User ID: 7344816 78070
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2013

"very good, added a bit more of the vinagar"

TerryLaPorte User ID: 1781852 204112
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"This is now one of my favorites. The flavor and texture are excellent."

aleanak User ID: 692 91239
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"Fantastic. Added more bacon and no apples. Will definitely make this again!"

lorajean18 User ID: 1392520 35280
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"This is perfect with the Hungarian chicken!"

nahrendo User ID: 1452570 51140
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

"My husband is German...I make this for him at all special occassions. It's so good! Cook it a little longer than it calls when tende, not crisp."

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