Red Cabbage with Apples


This recipe makes for a great veggie side. The apple adds a nice flavour to otherwise bland cabbage and of course bacon makes everything taste good!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, or as needed

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, or to taste

  • 1 head red cabbage, chopped

  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 2 cooking apples (such as Cortland or Gala) peeled and chopped

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat coconut oil over medium heat in a large skillet; cook and stir bacon, onion, and garlic until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Stir cabbage into bacon mixture and toss to coat with oil. Cover skillet, reduce the heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until cabbage begins to soften, about 10 minutes.

  2. Stir cider vinegar and brown sugar together in a bowl; pour over cabbage mixture. Stir apples into cabbage mixture; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated and cabbage is tender, about 35 minutes. Remove pan from heat and allow cabbage mixture to stand, covered, for about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute olive oil for coconut oil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

305 Calories
14g Fat
41g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 305
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 310mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 125mg 623%
Calcium 120mg 9%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 706mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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