Sauteed Red Cabbage With Apples

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

Cabbage is one of my favorite veggies, so I am always looking for good recipes for cabbage, this is a really great one, and all ingredients can be adjusted to suit taste. This can also be made using green cabbage. I have even added a heaping tablespoon of garlic in with the onions. If you do not have any bacon fat handy, then use all oil, or oil with a few tablespoons of butter. Please, use only Granny Smith apples for this recipe, they hold up better than any other kind. This is a delicious side dish for beef!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut cabbage into quarters, then coarsely shred.
  2. In a large frypan, heat oil and bacon fat (or butter if using).
  3. Add in onions, and saute until tender (about 5 minutes).
  4. Add in shredded cabbage, brown sugar, vinegar, bay leaf (if using) and stock; simmer uncovered for about 20-25 minutes.
  5. Cover the pan and cook for about another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally or until cabbage is desired tenderness.
  6. Stir in apples and apple butter or apple sauce.
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Hey, I've just gotta say...anything with bacon fat has GOT to be good! this recipe is no exception. However, I did NOT follow directions very well.I only cooked it for the initial 20 minutes because it was cooked enough for me at that point. I stirred in the apples & applesauce, gave it another minute & served. YUM! Thanks, Kitz!