Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
An excellent side dish I usually serve with pork or ham. Kids usually love it.
- 1⁄4 lb bacon, diced
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 2 medium tart apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
- 5 cups shredded red cabbage (2 pounds)
- 1⁄4 cup cider vinegar, plus
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar, plus
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- In a heavy saucepan, cook the bacon, onion, and apples over medium-low heat until onions are limp, about 3 minutes. Add the cabbage. Cook about 10 minutes, uncovered, over medium heat until the cabbage wilts, stirring now and then. Add the remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes. The cabbage should be moist, but not juicy. If liquid accumulates, remove lid at the end of the cooking period to cook off some liquid.
- If sauerkraut is not served at a holiday table, this might be a very delicious substitute. The addition of bacon to the traditional sweet-and-sour red cabbage gives it smoky undertones. This can be made in advance and reheated.
- For vegetarians, substitute a LITTLE smoke flavor for the bacon.
I made ths dish for my son on his birthday with german pot roast and it was just delicious made it exactly as recipe reads also made your german green beans oh how everone enjoyed all, also german potato balls went over real big whole meal was a great success.