Friday, March 20, 2009

Green Beans & Cabbage

I found this recipe on

6 strips bacon
1/2 c. chopped onions
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. vinegar
3 c. precooked green beans
3 c. raw shredded cabbage
Brown bacon; drain, break into pieces. Set aside. Saute onions in bacon grease. Put bacon back in with onions. Add sugar and vinegar, then add cabbage. Cook until tender, stirring often. Once cabbage is tender add the precooked green beans, cook until tender or done.

1. I used applewood deep smoke bacon.
2. I couldn't find my "normal" vinegar, so I used apple cider vinegar to complement the bacon.
3. I added a little more onion and cabbage than it called for, and added less green beans than it said to. It calls for 3 cups, but I only added one can's worth, which was about 2 cups.
4. The recipe didn't say what temp to cook it at, so I just kept it high while cooking the bacon & caramelizing the onions, then med-high for the rest of the time.

All in all I would say this recipe was okay. It had a nice little bite to it and was a little bit sweet, which I liked. But, I wouldn't say it would be on the menu for my last meal or anything. I might try making it without adding the green beans to see how that tastes. If you're looking for a cabbage side dish, this one is alright. I'd say keep it at home.

1 comment:

Jillian said...

My hubby tried this when he got home and really liked it, so I guess it was better than I thought. Maybe I didn't like it as much because I was frustrated that I'd made this meal and none of the kids would eat it.