Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sweet Cabbage Simmer

(This dish can serve two adults as a light entree or four-to-six as a vegetable dish.)


  • 1 Teaspoon of Vegetable Oil.*
  • 1/3 Yellow Union, sliced (think bite size).
  • 4 Strips of cooked bacon, cut into 1/2 inch slices.*
  • 1/2 of a medium head of cabbage (Cut into bite-sized slices or chunks).
  • 1/4 Cup of fresh water.
  • 2 Tablespoons of white Vinegar. *
  • 2 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar.*
  • 1 Tablespoon of Butter or Margarine. *
  • Sprinkle Salt and White or Black Pepper to taste.
  • (Optional) 1/8 Cup of raisins (preferably Golden Seedless) AND/OR 1/2 Cup of Freshly Cut apples.*
  1. Place 2 quart sauce pan on lowest burner setting (1 or Low).
  2. Add Oil.
  3. Add sliced onion.
  4. Add Bacon Pieces.
  5. Add Cabbage.
  6. Sprinkle Salt and White or Black Pepper to taste.
  7. Add Water, Vinegar, Brown Sugar and Butter (or Margarine).
  8. Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  9. Stir at half-way point to ensure all cabbage is coated with sauce.
  10. Add fruit if desired.
  11. Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  12. Serve Hot.
 * Be sure to use Gluten-Free Versions of these ingredients.  Go to Gluten-Free Brands for some help with this.
 + This entree can also be sweetened up or garnished with the addition of a fruit such as raisins, or small pieces of fresh apple.

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