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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Sweet-And-Sour Green Cabbage with Bacon

  • prep: 30 mins
    total time: 30 mins
  • servings: 4
Photography: Con Poulos




  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 4 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium head green cabbage (3 pounds), cored, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup cider or rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

Cook's Note

To store, let cool, then refrigerate in an airtight container, up to 1 week.


  1. Step 1

    In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high and cook bacon, stirring, until browned and crisp, 6 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a plate. Add onion and cabbage to pot and cook, stirring, until cabbage is wilted, 10 minutes. Add vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce and cook until cabbage is crisp-tender, 10 minutes. Stir in bacon and serve.

Everyday Food, May 2011



Reviews (2)

  • PMcCARTY 5 Feb, 2012

    This is probably the best cabbage recipe ever. The only bad thing about it is I am now addicted to it!

  • cyalexa 11 Dec, 2011

    This was very good. I left the bacon in the pan and lightly browned the onion before adding the cabbage. A keeper I will make again.