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Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage with Apples and Bacon


This sweet and sour red cabbage  is a braised dish with a tangy sauce. The cabbage is braised with sliced apples and onion, garnished with bacon. 

This is a tasty, tangy side dish, and would be nice with pork roast chicken, or ham.


  • 3 slices bacon, cooked until crisp
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 small head red cabbage, shredded
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water


Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; transfer to paper towels to drain.

Cook onion in the bacon drippings until translucent. Stir in chicken broth, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.

Add cabbage; reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Add apples and cook for 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

Combine cornstarch with water; stir into sauce. Cook, stirring, until thickened. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with crumbled bacon.

Serves 4 to 6.


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