Side Dishes

Sweet and Sour Cabbage

I never used to like cabbage, but it grew on me. Now, I can’t get enough of cabbage. I’ll take it in coleslaw, stir-fry and just plain ol’ sautéed. This Sweet and Sour Cabbage recipe is one example of how I love to eat my cabbage. And it has bacon. Everything is better with bacon, in my opinion.

Sweet and Sour Cabbage - This easy side dish is the perfect blend of sweet and sour. It's comforting and goes great chicken, beef or pork.

Sweet and Sour Cabbage

I’d eat a big bowl for lunch or serve it as a side dish with chicken, beef or pork. It’s the kind of recipe that goes great with almost anything.

Sweet and Sour Cabbage - This easy side dish is the perfect blend of sweet and sour. It's comforting and goes great chicken, beef or pork.

It’s the perfect blend of sweet and sour flavours. The sweetness comes from the addition of brown sugar, while the sourness is from the vinegar. Together, they are the perfect marriage.

Sweet and Sour Cabbage - This easy side dish is the perfect blend of sweet and sour. It's comforting and goes great chicken, beef or pork.

How to Make Sweet and Sour Cabbage

The first step is to cook the bacon until crisp. It only needs four strips so I usually end up making extra so I can eat a few myself. I cannot resist bacon.

Don’t get rid of the bacon grease! You are going to cook the rest of the ingredients in it. It adds a whole other dimension of yummy flavour.

Sweet and Sour Cabbage - This easy side dish is the perfect blend of sweet and sour. It's comforting and goes great chicken, beef or pork.

Stir the sugar and flour together with the bacon grease. Add in the onion, water and vinegar. Cook this mixture for a few minutes until it’s thickened while stirring constantly.

Now that the bacon is cool, you can crumble it and add it to the skillet. Add in the cabbage and stir until coated in the sauce. Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes until the cabbage softens up. Serve hot.

Sweet and Sour Cabbage - This easy side dish is the perfect blend of sweet and sour. It's comforting and goes great chicken, beef or pork.

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Sweet and Sour Cabbage - This easy side dish is the perfect blend of sweet and sour. It's comforting and goes great chicken, beef or pork.

It’s a great weeknight side dish, but it can also be served on special occasions, too. It would be perfect on your Thanksgiving table.

Sweet and Sour Cabbage - This easy side dish is the perfect blend of sweet and sour. It's comforting and goes great chicken, beef or pork.

For more yummy cabbage recipes, check out Cabbage & Peanut Butter Chicken Stir-Fry, Cabbage Roll Soup and Cabbage Roll Casserole.

What is your favourite way to cook cabbage?

Sweet and Sour Cabbage - This easy side dish is the perfect blend of sweet and sour. It's comforting and goes great chicken, beef or pork.

Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
This easy side dish is the perfect blend of sweet and sour. It's comforting and goes great chicken, beef or pork.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups green cabbage, shredded
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar

Instructions

  1. Add bacon to a large skillet over medium heat and cook until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, add sugar and flour and stir together. Add in onion, water and vinegar. Cook over medium heat until thickened, about 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Crumble bacon and add to skillet. Add in cabbage and stir until coated in sauce. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until cabbage is softened. Serve hot.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190 Total Fat: 11.3g Saturated Fat: 3.8g Unsaturated Fat: 6.8g Cholesterol: 18.5mg Sodium: 205.8mg Carbohydrates: 16.3g Fiber: 3.3g Sugar: 9.2g Protein: 5.6g

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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