Red Cabbage Braised with Vinegar and Bacon


Red Cabbage Braised with Vinegar and Bacon


  • 450g streaky bacon, cut into 2.5cm pieces
  • 2 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 red cabbage, cored and finely slivered
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, or other tart apples, cored and cut into cubes
  • 1 cup sultanas
  • ¾ cup dry red wine
  • ¾ cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Cook the bacon in a large deep skillet or dutch oven over low heat for 15 minutes
  2. Add the onions and cook until wilted, 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and toss well.
  3. Cover the skillet, and cook over medium heat for 1 1/4 hours, stirring occasionally. If necessary, add a bit more liquid. Adjust the seasonings and serve hot.


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