Side Dishes

Sweet and Sour Cabbage

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Sweet and sour cabbage is a simple side dish that combines green cabbage and bacon with a delicious sweet and sour sauce. It is flavorful and perfect for any meal.

bowl of sweet and sour cabbage next to two forks

Cabbage and Bacon are pretty hard to beat when it comes to a hearty down-home meal. This combination is so humble yet flavorful that it makes the perfect addition to any meal.

This recipe is simple and quick and puts a twist on this winning combination. The vinegar adds a tangy bite to the cabbage while the brown sugar sweetens the recipe and helps to bring out the flavors of the bacon. You have to give this recipe a try as I am sure you will not be disappointed.

What ingredients are needed for Sweet and Sour Cabbage?

ingredients for sweet and sour cabbage

  1. Shredded green cabbage
  2. Bacon
  3. All-purpose flour
  4. Brown sugar
  5. Vinegar
  6. Water
  7. Chopped onion

How do I make sweet and sour cabbage?

Begin the recipe by cooking 5 cups of shredded cabbage in boiling water for 5 minutes and then drain. This will slightly soften the cabbage but allow it to remain crisp.

shredded cabbage in a large pot

Next, cook 1/2 cup of bacon until well done and blot with a paper towel to remove excess oil.

chopped bacon for sweet and sour cabbage

Chop bacon into small pieces and place on top of the cooked cabbage.

sweet and sour cabbage being prepared in a pot with a wooden spoon

Blend the leftover bacon fat with flour and brown sugar. Add vinegar, water, chopped onion, and salt and pepper to taste.

sauce in a skillet for sweet and sour cabbage

Cook until thick and pour over the cabbage and bacon. Mix until blended and cook until heat thoroughly. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

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close-up side view of sweet and sour cabbage in a bowl with a napkin

close-up side view sweet and sour cabbage in a bowl next to a napkin

Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Sweet and sour cabbage is a simple side dish that combines green cabbage and bacon with a delicious sweet and sour sauce. It is flavorful and perfect for any meal.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet and sour cabbage
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 147kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook 5 cups of shredded cabbage in boiling water for 5 minutes and then drain.
  • Cook 1/2 cup of bacon until well done and blot the bacon strips with a paper towel to remove excess oil. Save the pan drippings.
  • Chop bacon and place on top of cooked cabbage.
  • Blend the leftover bacon drippings with flour and brown sugar.
  • Add vinegar, water, chopped onion, and salt and pepper to taste (may also use red pepper flakes).
  • Cook until thick and pour over the cabbage and bacon. Mix until blended. Cook until heat thoroughly. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 86IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg
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fork with sweet and sour cabbage over a bowl

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