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Apple and Onion Braised Cabbage with Bacon

Perfectly cooked cabbage combines with the sweet apples, caramelized onions and smokey bacon to create a wonderful side dish.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Vegetables
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 3 slices thick apple wood bacon diced
  • 8 cups white cabbage sliced about ¼ inch thick
  • 1 sweet onion sliced thinly on the vertical
  • 1 sweet apple with skin, cored and cut into a julienne (I used my mandoline)
  • ¼ cup water or dry white wine (a dry Riesling is perfect or use a Pinot Grigio or Sauv Blanc
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet cook the bacon until crisp. Drain on absorbent paper, set-aside. Remove all but 1 tablespoon fat from the pan.
  • Add the onion and sauté until they just begin to brown on the edges; add the apples and sauté for about 5 minutes or until the apples are still crisp but beginning to soften. Add the water or wine and deglaze the pan.
  • Add the cabbage and toss well; toss and cook for about 10 minutes or until the cabbage is crisp-tender. Add the vinegar, bacon, salt, and pepper; toss well. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Keyword apples
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