Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Authentic and tasty! I found this in a recipe book in my Grandma's library (A World of Good Eating). I haven't been able to find a reprint of the book but the recipes are quite delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove the outer leaves and hard core from cabbage and chop coarsely.
  2. Heat the bacon fat in a large skillet or kettle. Add onions and slowly cook until tender.
  3. Add the cabbage and salt. Cover and steam for 10 minutes.
  4. Add apples and 1/4 cup boiling water.
  5. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 hour or until the cabbage is tender.
  6. Add the vinegar and sugar and continue to cook 15 minutes longer.
  7. Serve hot.
  8. NOTE: Sugar and vinegar amounts can be varied according to your family's tastes.


Most Helpful

Very delicious and simple recipe. It was so hot when I made it, I crock potted it instead of simmering on the stove for an hour. It turned out great. ZWT6. The combination of flavors really works. I used apple cider vinegar.

Abi Fae May 29, 2010

I've never tried sweet and sour cabbage, and was sure the apple in it would turn me off, but surprise, surprise! I loved it! I left out the bacon fat(don't eat pork) and used corn oil instead. Thanks for a new delicious way to eat cabbage!

Sharon123 June 03, 2008

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