Sweet and sour red cabbage and pears

Prep 20 min
Total 1 hour
Serves 8



2 tsp
canola oil
1 cup
diced pancetta
large onions, thinly sliced
garlic cloves, chopped
whole cloves
cinnamon sticks, broken
small red cabbage, quartered, cored and thinly sliced (14 cups)
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 cup
packed brown sugar
1/4 cup
red-wine vinegar
pears, sliced into wedges
2 tbsp
1/4 cup
chopped parsley


  • HEAT oil in a large pot over medium. Add pancetta and cook, stirring until crisp, about 5 min. Add onions and cook, stirring until browned and softened, about 8 min. Stir in garlic, cloves and cinnamon and cook for 1 min.
  • ADD cabbage, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often until slightly wilted, 5 minutes. Add sugar and vinegar and cook, stirring until softened, 10 min. Add pears and ⅓ cup water and cook, stirring, until pears are cooked and cabbage is tender, 10 to 15 min. Discard cloves and cinnamon sticks.
  • STIR in butter and parsley.


Calories 184
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrates 25 g
Fat 8 g
Fibre 5 g
Sodium 374 mg
Good source of vitamin C

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Issue: December 2016

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Photo credit: Photo, Erik Putz.

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