Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage

Red cabbage has been in my Produce Club basket for the past few weeks, and I finally found a recipe that makes it a welcome addition to the dinner table! I have ruined many cabbage recipes over the past month trying to replace red cabbage with green (hellooooo purple Runza's!)

My son really enjoyed this last night. As my very apprehensive husband said "this is surprisingly good!" I served it with grilled pork chops and grilled potatoes. Now I know, red cabbage is not on everyone's radar, but I was very pleased that I was finally not wasting that beautiful organic red cabbage.

I'm sharing this recipe at Eat at Home's Ingredient Spotlight Cabbage.

Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage
recipe adapted from allrecipes.com

1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 medium head red cabbage, shredded
2 tablespoons bacon drippings
1 medium tart apple, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

In a large bowl, stir the cider vinegar and sugars until sugars are dissolved. Add cabbage; toss to coat. Let stand for 5-10 minutes.

In the bacon drippings, saute apple and onion until tender. Add water and cabbage mixture.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes. Stir in the salt and pepper and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes more or until tender.

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