Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Bacon

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Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Bacon

I love any kind of sautéed cabbage, but this Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Bacon may be my favorite. When I make it, I find myself picking the last pieces out of the pan with my fingers. It’s that good.

Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Bacon

With crunchy bacon, onion, sweetness from a hefty dose of sugar, tang from cider vinegar, and saltiness from soy sauce, this side dish will wake up every taste bud in your mouth. So much so that you might wish it was the main dish instead of just a side.

I love to serve it with Bratwurst and Knockwurst. I slice them in half horizontally, place them in a skillet with a drizzle of olive oil and brown them up a little bit. But you could slice them and cook them with the cabbage for a one dish meal. Easy peasy!

Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Bacon

 

Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Bacon
 
A German-inspired side dish. This cabbage is full of sweet, sour, and salty flavors.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 4 slices bacon, cut crosswise into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced,
  • 1 medium green cabbage, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large, heavy pot (I use a Dutch oven) over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crisp, stirring frequently.
  2. Use a slotted spoon to transfer bacon to a plate. Add onion and cabbage to pot and cook, stirring often, until cabbage is wilted (about 10 minutes).
  3. Add vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce and cook until cabbage is crisp-tender, about 10 more minutes.
  4. Stir in bacon.

Recipe Source: Martha Stewart

Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Bacon

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36 thoughts on “Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Bacon

  1. I found your post,, an knew I would have to try it ,,, when I did, I found I didn’t have any soy sauce,, but I did have some Lime Ponzu (a citrus season dressing & sauce ),,,, was so good, I’m making it again soon,, thanks for putting this out there for us cabbage lovers,,

  2. I have cooked this same dish for years. For a little extra flavor I have added a clove or two of garlic. I also salt and pepper to taste before serving.

  3. I love cabbage any which way. I made this with great expectations, and somehow I felt it was lacking in taste. The only thing I did differently was to cook the bacon earlier. Do you leave the bacon drippings in the Dutch oven ? I did not keep them. Is the sugar, soy sauce and cider vinegar supposed to evaporate, or does it stay watery? Would appreciate hearing from you, as I am sure it was something I did and I would like to make it again.

    Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks in advance.

    1. Yes, leave the bacon fat in the Dutch oven. That is where a lot of the flavor comes from. A good bit of the liquid should evaporate, but there will still be some. Maybe try slightly higher heat.

    1. That’s not an Irish dish, at all, Sharon. If you’d want a real Irish dish, just check online….there’s Dublin Coddle for one. Bubble and Squeak is another, but, I forget if you boil the cabbage for that. Then, there’s Boxty.
      My mother and father were both from Ireland. I never had Corned Beef at home. We might have ham and cabbage but that’s not real Irish, either.
      For something simple, I’d just make Shepherd’s Pie. That might be more an English dish but people kind of associate it with Ireland, too. I think it’s in all the Irish Cook books.

  4. Hi Christin, Your sweet & sour cabbage with bacon looks delicious. I am looking forward to trying it. May I thank you for allowing us to have a copy of the picture with the recipe.
    I am a visual person and will more likely try a recipe that I
    can see what it looks like over just having a recipe. I
    have started only keeping recipes that allow us to have a
    picture. Saves me time and effort. Thanks again for sharing.
    Happy cooking,
    Ann

  5. Wow! My dear mother-in-law used to make a German potato salad (it’s still a traditional Christmas dish in our family) that tasted exactly like this………..only I think I like it better with cabbage!

  6. I love Fried Cabbage (That’s Southern for Sauteed Cabbage.) but would never have thought of this combo. I can’t wait to try it.

  7. This was awesome! I’ve never really been a fan of cabbage but I’ll definitely be making this again. The boyfriend loved it too 🙂 It was great served over rice.

  8. I love cabbage too! I actually love sautéing it up and putting it in a wrap with feat cheese! I’m so happy to have another recipe to use yummy cabbage in! Pretty pics too!

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