Spicy Red Cabbage

For a different side dish from the mash potatoes, serve this red cabbage dish. It adds such a pop of color on the plate and it also very delicious.


6 to 8 servings


2 (16 ounce) jars shredded sweet-and-sour red cabbage
5 bacon strips, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 small apples, peeled and diced
2 teaspoons vinegar
2 teaspoon brown sugar
pinch ground cloves
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour


Drain cabbage, reserving liquid; set cabbage aside. Add enough water to liquid to equal 1 1/3 cups; set aside.

In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towel to drain. Discard all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings.

Cook the onion in drippings until tender. Add apples, vinegar, brown sugar and cloves.

Combine flour with reserved liquid; pour into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in cabbage and bacon; heat through.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutritional Information

1 serving (1 cup) equals 151 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 274 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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