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close-up side view sweet and sour cabbage in a bowl next to a napkin
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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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet and sour cabbage
Servings: 4
Calories: 147kcal


  • 5 cups shredded green cabbage
  • ½ cup cooked bacon, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook 5 cups of shredded cabbage in boiling water for 5 minutes and then drain.
  • Cook ½ 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.


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