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Cabbage: Brown Sugar Spiced Red Cabbage


From Diane
note: this recipe can be made a day ahead and refrigerated,
reheat before serving

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  • 1/4 c. bacon drippings or unsalted butter
  • 1 head red cabbage, very thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c. cider vinegar
  • 1/2 c. port
  • 1/4 c. packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1 fresh bay leaf
  • coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper


Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 90mins


Step 1

1. Heat drippings in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add cabbage and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 10 minutes.

2. Add vinegar, port, sugar, cinnamon, and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is soft, about 1 hour. Season with salt and pepper.

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