Czech Cabbage and Bacon

    30 minutes

    Cooked cabbage with bacon, onion, celery, green capsicum and vinegar.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 1 large head cabbage, shredded
    • 125g bacon, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 stalk celery, chopped
    • 1/2 green capsicum, chopped
    • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Blanch cabbage briefly in boiling water, remove and drain immediately.
    2. In a large frying pan, brown bacon over medium heat; remove and drain on kitchen roll.
    3. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat from the frying pan; add the 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and heat over medium heat. Add onion, celery and green capsicum and sauté until crisp but tender.
    4. In a large bowl combine the prepared cabbage, bacon, sautéed vegetable mixture (with oil), vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix well and serve warm, or chill and serve later.

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    Used different ingredients. Didn't care for this at all. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I'm sure it was my fault. I guess I really overcooked the cabbage because it was soft and didn't use real bacon. I subbed turkey bacon cooked in the microwave. Didn't have celery so had to leave that out and used cider vinegar instead. I put a little sugar in it, but didn't help any. I guess I can't complain because I didn't follow the recipe at all. Oh well, guess I'd better learn a lesson from this one. Thanks anyway.  -  29 Sep 2008


    I only used half a cabbage but the rest of the ingredients were about the same amounts. At first when I tried some I thought it was a bit weird, not bad weird, just weird. As I was getting through it with dinner I was rather enjoying it. I even went back for seconds. I also cooked the cabbage in the fry pan instead of cooking in pot first. Threw cabbage in and cooked till wilted a little then threw other veg in.  -  11 Jun 2012


    Used different ingredients. We like cabbage in general, but this was especially delicious. It is my favourite kind of cooking--simple, fast, with lots of flavour. I subbed mushrooms for the celery, red capsicum for the green capsicum, cider vinegar for the white vinegar (those are what I had on hand and my general preferences anyway). I took a bit of a short cut with the preparation and just threw all the veggies in the pan to saute together without cooking the cabbage first (okay, I'm lazy). My husband and I practically licked the bowl clean. Thanks for sharing a fabulous recipe.  -  29 Sep 2008