Red Cabbage Sweet & Sour

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Thanks to Jeff Smith (Frugal Gourmet) for including this in his Christmas book AND my family favorites for Christmas dinner. Tangy and sweet at the same time. EXCELLENT color for a holiday meal--jazzes up the table.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in a 10-12 quart stainless steel soup pot.
  2. Bring to a boil, stir, cover, and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally--about 1 hour.
  3. Salt to taste.
  4. NOTE* replace with water and two beef bouillon cubes.
Most Helpful

I did make a few changes because of the ingredients on hand. I used regular white vinegar, and added a peeled-diced gala apple. I didn't think I wanted a beef broth base so I just used a very small amount of water. The family liked it!

Rachel Castle May 14, 2014

This recipe was just what I was looking for . I wanted something super easy and took a chance that the flavor would be there even with such a simple recipe. I was very impressed! I added a very small amount of sauteed bacon and onion right before I served the dish but it was already delicious!

urbancomfortlife April 02, 2015

Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. like the kind they serve at a Polish restaurant I love. And I always have the ingredients on hand. Thanks so much for the keeper! I make this often now and we like it with just 1 Tbs butter, 1/2 tsp mustard powder, garlic powder and cinnamon. Love this, thanks!

lolablitz April 25, 2013