Easy Red Cabbage

Although I used to only break this recipe out during the holidays, more and more  am making it throughout the winter. This is an easy recipe to set up and just let simmer. It is simple, delicious and is widely popular within my family. 

I  have passed this recipe around to many family members who have asked me for it and now I am passing it along to you! Enjoy! 



4-5 slices of bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces. I recommend nitrate-free bacon.

1 head of thin sliced red cabbage

1 large red onion

2 granny smith apples, peeled and sliced

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

A pinch each of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.

Salt & pepper to taste



1. In a large pot, start cooking the bacon on medium-low heat.

2. Once the bacon is limp, add in the onions.

3. Once the onions begin to turn clear, reduce heat to a simmer, add in the cabbage and apples. 

4. Stir all the ingredients to coat with bacon drippings.

5. Add balsamic vinegar and seasonings. 

6. Stir all ingredients and continue to simmer. 

7. I recommend simmering this dish for 45-60 minutes. Remember, the longer you simmer, the better the flavor! 


If you like a sweeter red cabbage, add in 1/4 cup of brown sugar or honey. 

Leftovers are just as tasty as the first dish and simple to reheat! 

If you try this recipe, let me know what you think!

Eat well, friends! And Happy Holidays!