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sweet & sour red cabbage

Recipe by
Rose Mary Mogan
Sauk Village, IL

I made this recipe because of a Pork Roast we were having for dinner. I thought it would make a great side dish. We like many sweet & sour dishes in our household and this is no exception. This was so tasty. It is simple and easy & does not require an extensive cooking time, it is made on the stove top, and is a great accompaniment to many Main Entrees. I like to be versatile in my cooking menu and my husband really appreciate that.

yield 6 or more average portions
prep time 25 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sweet & sour red cabbage

  • 2 lb
    red cabbage, cored and chopped medium
  • 2 lg
    granny smith apples sliced or any tart apple
  • 2 md
    onions, sliced thick
  • 3/4-1 stick
    butter or margarine
  • 1 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 c
    sugar or zero calorie sweetner
  • 1/4 c
    water, more if you prefer less sour
  • salt as desired, i didn't use any

How To Make sweet & sour red cabbage

  • 1
    These are the main ingredients for this recipe.
  • 2
    Wash and quarter cabbage first for easier chopping. Remove the core first then Shred each quarter. Slice the onions and the apples & set aside till needed.
  • 3
    Add Butter to a large skillet and melt over low heat with sugar. Stir until butter melts. Then add in the onions and sliced apples & allow to cook about 10 minutes or until onions and apples begin to carmelize somewhat.
  • 4
    Now add in the shredded cabbage and stir to mix with the apple and onion mixture. Add salt if desired.
  • 5
    Continue to cook and cover with a lid until cabbage begin to wilt down, and water is extracted from cabbage. Now add in the apple cider vinegar, & 1/4 cup of water and stir, and continue cooking until cabbage are tender or as desired. Stir, serve & enjoy.