A wonderful sauteed cabbage side dish with bacon, onions and apples. Perfect pairing with a thick cut pork chop.
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5 from 3 votes


Sauteed cabbage the way it is supposed to be: tender, juicy and outrageously delicious. This cabbage side dish is good enough to serve all on its own, but pairs perfectly with a thick cut pork chop!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 188kcal
Author: Scott G


  • 3 Strips Bacon
  • 1/2 Onion (Spanish) sliced thin. Approx 1 cup
  • 1/ Cup Shallot sliced thin
  • 2 TBSP Garlic sliced thin. Approx 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1/2 Head Head Cabbage cored & shaved thin
  • 1 Cup Beef Stock
  • 2 TSP Kosher Salt
  • 1 Golden Delicious Apple peeled & cored. Diced
  • 1 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar Braggs brand preferred


  • Heat a large, heavy bottom saute pan over medium high heat. Add the bacon and cook until crisp. Reserve the fat in the pan and remove the bacon.
  • Add the onion and a pinch of salt. Cook for 3 minutes and then add in the shallot. Cook another 3 minutes, stirring. Add in the cabbage and 2 TSP salt. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly so the garlic does not burn.
  • Add in the beef stock, cover the pan and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 35 minutes.
  • Remove the cover and add in the apples and cider vinegar. Stir to incorporate. Cover and cook another 10-12 minutes, or until the apples have started to soften.
  • Remove the lid and turn the heat to high. When the liquid has evaporated, turn the heat to medium-high and saute the cabbage, stirring frequently.
  • Serve hot and happy eating!


The cooking time for the apples simply depends on how large you sliced them. A smaller dice will take less time while a larger dice will take quite a bit longer!


Calories: 188kcal