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Sweet-and-Sour Cabbage

"'I HELPED MOTHER shred the cabbage and cut up the apples for this recipe. The touch of tartness is wonderful with the sauerbraten. This is one part of the meal that is even tastier if it can be made ahead.'"
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35 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. In a large skillet, combine drippings or oil, brown sugar, vinegar, water, salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until hot, stirring occasionally. Add cabbage; cover and cook for 10 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Add apples, cook, uncovered, for about 10 minutes more or until tender, stirring occasionally.


  • If Cooking for Two: Cabbage keeps well when frozen in airtight containers.

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This is more delicious than it sounds, although my husband, who doesn't care for anything with vinegar, didn't share my opinion. I, however, have been on a diet and could eat about as much cabb...

I chopped the apples instead of slicing and added a bit more vinegar to reach the right balance of sweet/sour to suit us. Initially, I thought two apples would be one too many, but when cooked ...

I use about 1/2# bacon fried, adding onions and the apples and cabbage to simmer..use any type vinegar, and brown sugar, and some cloves and cinnamon to taste. Yummm

I have made this recipe many times and it always comes out great. it works well with either red or green cabbage.

Loved this. Well balanced between the sweet and sour, and neither overpowering. The cooking tims is just right. The cabbage is done, but still retains some resistance --- it is not mushy. Thanks...

This was good