Humble cabbage is an affordable and easy holiday side. Make it more elegant by braising red cabbage with apple slices. Adding bacon makes it delicious.

Hunter Lewis
Recipe by Southern Living December 2014

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Credit: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
35 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat 4 minutes on each side or until crisp; remove bacon from pan, and drain. Reserve 3 Tbsp. drippings in pan.

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  • Increase heat to medium-high. Add celery, onion, and, if desired, fennel seeds; sauté 6 minutes. Add wine, and cook 2 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in cabbage and next 5 ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  • Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 45 minutes or to desired tenderness. Stir in vinegar. Top with celery leaves and bacon.

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