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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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Sweet and Sour Cabbage
- 5 cups green cabbage shredded
- 4 slices bacon
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 yellow onion diced
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup white vinegar
- Add bacon to a large skillet over medium heat and cook until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet and set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
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