Recipe: Super Savory Cabbage


3-1/2 lbs. red cabbage (1 medium head)
4 oz. veggie “bacon”
1 tsp. oil
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter or olive oil
1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. rice syrup or honey
1 Tbsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper


Core cabbage and slice as thinly as possible. Rinse under cold water, then drain (do not pat dry). Cut veggie bacon into 1/4” chunks and cook in oil in a heavy skillet until crisp. Reserve. Slice onion very thinly. Add butter to same skillet and cook onions over low heat, stirring, until nicely browned. Press or mince garlic and stir into onions. Increase heat to medium, add cabbage and cook, covered, until cabbage is cooked to your taste. (Anywhere from 10 minutes for crisp-tender to 25 minutes for cooked-to-death). Stir in remaining ingredients.