Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
Hands-on Time
35 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 20 Mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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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