Side Dishes

Sweet and Sour Cabbage

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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 prefect 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 brings out the flavors of the bacon. You have to give this recipe a try as I am sure you will not be disappointed.


  • 5 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup chopped bacon
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped onion


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 with a paper towel to remove excess oil.


Chop bacon and place on top of cooked cabbage.


Blend the leftover bacon fat 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 Immediately…Serves 4.



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