German Cabbage with Bacon

German Cabbage with Bacon

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This German Cabbage with Bacon recipe is a tangy, delicious side dish to serve your family, especially good with a pork or corned beef dinner. Filled with cabbage, onion, bell peppers, and bacon, it’s perfect for your next Oktoberfest celebration! 

Serving German Cabbage for Oktoberfest

Our family loves cabbage dishes, so its always fun to find new ways to incorporate cabbage into recipes. The sweet and sour sauce is very similar to a stir-fry that I make with Kielbasa, but I like being able to use this as a side dish. It nicely compliments Grilled Pork Loin Chops, Pork Schnitzel, or even Bratwurst. 

 

Ingredients for German Cabbage with Bacon

  • thick bacon
  • medium cabbage, shredded
  • sweet onion
  • green and red bell peppers
  • apple cider vinegar
  • granulated sugar
  • water
  • celery seed
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Ingredients for this Reipe

To begin, gather your ingredients so that you have everything nearby on the counter or table.

 

Prepare the Ingredients

Chopping the Onion and Bell Peppers

Using a sharp knife and cutting board, shred the cabbage. Chop the onion and green and red bell peppers.

I like to use both red and green bell peppers for this recipe to give it additional pops of color, but feel free to use all red, green, or both. Your choice!

Preparing the Sweet and Sour Sauce

In a small bowl, combine the apple cider vinegar, granulated sugar, and water, stirring well until sugar is dissolved.

 

Prepare the Cabbage Dish

In a large skillet, cook the bacon until it is nicely brown and crisp. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Crumble into small pieces. Set aside.

Cooking the Onion and Bell Peppers

In the remaining fat drippings, saute the prepared sweet onion, and bell peppers for 2-3 minutes.

Adding the Cabbage and Seasonings to the Dish

Add in the shredded cabbage. Pour the sweet and sour sauce over the cabbage and stir to combine. Season with the celery seed, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper.

Cover and simmer until the cabbage is tender for about 20-25 minutes, stirring often.

Mixing the Bacon into the Dish

Before serving, sprinkle crumbled bacon over top.

Serving German Cabbage in a Pretty Bowl

Place in a pretty bowl and serve warm. This recipe will serve 4 people.

See more Side Dishes Here. Browse German Recipes Here. 

 

Recipe for German Cabbage with Bacon

German Cabbage with Bacon

This German Cabbage with Bacon recipe is a tangy, delicious side dish to serve your family, especially good with a pork or corned beef dinner. Filled with cabbage, onion, bell peppers, and bacon, it's perfect for your next Oktoberfest celebration! 
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: German
Keyword: Bacon, Bell Peppers, Cabbage, Sweet and Sour, Sweet Onions
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

Santoku Knife
Cutting Board
Spurtle Set
Dutch Oven 3 qt

Ingredients

  • 4 slices thick bacon
  • 1/2 medium cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • To begin, gather your ingredients so that you have everything nearby on the counter or table.

Prepare the Ingredients

  • Using a sharp knife and cutting board, shred the cabbage. Chop the sweet onion and green and red bell peppers.
  • In a small bowl, combine the apple cider vinegar, granulated sugar, and water, stirring well until sugar is dissolved.

Prepare the Cabbage Dish

  • In a large skillet, cook the bacon until it is nicely brown and crisp. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Crumble into small pieces. Set aside.
  • In the remaining fat drippings, saute the prepared sweet onion and bell peppers for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the shredded cabbage.
  • Pour the sweet and sour sauce over the cabbage and stir to combine. Season with the celery seed, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Cover and simmer until the cabbage is tender for about 20-25 minutes, stirring often.
  • Before serving, sprinkle crumbled bacon over the top.
  • Place in a pretty bowl and serve warm. This recipe will serve 4 people.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 846mg | Potassium: 403mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 779IU | Vitamin C: 82mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg
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