Braised Red Cabbage With Bacon, Pears and Pecans

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Chef mariajane

Vibrant red cabbage, tossed with hints of crunchy texture and sweet and salty flavour makes for a dynamic side dish. The vinegar in this recipe keeps the red cabbage from turning blue when cooked. To keep the cabbage crisp, choose a head of cabbage that feels heavy for its size and firm to the touch, with crisp, tightly packed leaves. Wrap securely in a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add bacon and fry until crisp; remove with a slotted spoon and reserve on a paper towel.
  3. Add onion and sauté 3-5 minutes, then add garlic and cabbage. Cook 3-5 minutes, then add vinegar, pear and caraway seeds. Transfer to a 9x13 -inch baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until cabbage is just soft.
  4. Remove from oven, and stir in salt and pepper. Top with cooked bacon , pecans and serve.

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