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.
- 1 large red cabbage
- 4 tablespoons bacon fat
- 1 medium onion, chopped coarsely
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tart apples, cored and sliced (Granny Smith is my favorite)
- 1⁄4 cup boiling water
- 1⁄2 cup vinegar
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar
- Remove the outer leaves and hard core from cabbage and chop coarsely.
- Heat the bacon fat in a large skillet or kettle. Add onions and slowly cook until tender.
- Add the cabbage and salt. Cover and steam for 10 minutes.
- Add apples and 1/4 cup boiling water.
- Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 hour or until the cabbage is tender.
- Add the vinegar and sugar and continue to cook 15 minutes longer.
- Serve hot.
- NOTE: Sugar and vinegar amounts can be varied according to your family's tastes.
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.
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!