Easy Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage Saute

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

Since red cabbage is one of my favorite veggies, I have collected many recipes, this is another easy favorite that makes a wonderful side dish to turkey, or beef. I like to add in chopped cooked bacon, but that is optional. The amounts can be doubled to serve more than 4.

Top Review by Heartsong

Yum! My DH said it would be good on a hotdog and thought it tasted like a really fresh relish. Really yummy! Thanks Kittencal! You are my go to girl for recipes!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 -5 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 -2 apple, peeled, cored and chopped (I use Gala apples for this)
  • 1 small red cabbage, thinly sliced (about 5 cups)
  • 14 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 14 cup sugar (can use more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed (or to taste)
  • salt and black pepper


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add in onion and saute until golden (about 7-8 minutes).
  3. Add in sliced cabbage, cider vinegar, sugar, celery seeds and black pepper; mix to combine and cook until the cabbage if crisp-tender and the liquid is reduced to a glaze (about 10-12 minutes).
  4. Season with salt.

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