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Cabbage for Those Who Dislike Cabbage


  • 2tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1tablespoon canola oil
  • 8cups shredded green cabbage (about 1 normal-sized head)
  • 1tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 3 -4garlic cloves, minced (I use 4)
  • 1tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • salt
  • fresh ground black pepper


  • In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat; add cabbage, garlic and brown sugar to pan.
  • Sauté until the cabbage is limp, about 5 minutes or so.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in vinegar.
  • Cook, stirring very often, for approximately 20 minutes; taste and if cabbage is too crunchy for you, continue to cook for a few more minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.


  • Indiana Debbie

    Maybe my cabbage was too big but we didn’t think this dish had a whole lot of flavor. Will try again but double the brown sugar and vinegar.

  • Anu

    This was really good, Lennie! I used chopped onions instead of garlic, plain vinegar, and butter. Had this tonight with chappatis for a very nice dinner.

  • susan.brown

    I agree that this recipe could do with a bit more flavour and would suggest doubling the flavouring ingredients

  • Darlene10

    Normally a recipe would have to knock my socks off before I gave it a 5 but this cabbage was great (I’m not the biggest cabbage fan). I will certainly make it again.

  • LaceyLady

    This is the recipe that I use, to get my husband to eat cooked cabbage, but if you add sliced ONIONS to the fry pan the dish takes on a whole new flavor— like carmalized onions! It is delicious -believe me!

  • Maqua

    Made this with Mark from Yooperland’s crockpot ham & Miss Erin’s garlic taters for a New Years Day meal. Very Irish & delicious. I also used some broad cabbage leaves, torn, not shredded, & cooked in a dutch oven with lid, instead of a skillet. Came out perfect. Hubby actually thanked me for the meal!

  • debbillem

    My family is very fussy but I put this on the table and didn’t tell them what it was…no one asked either. They all liked it very much but I would add much more basalmic vinegar next time. I think it needs more flavor. Instead of chopping my own cabbage I used cole slaw mix from the store. I will make this again soon!

  • Evie*

    This is delicious! I used garlic powder as I had run out of garlic, the sweet and sour flavour in this dish is really nice. Thanks for posting Lennie. =)

  • kitina

    Really yummy, thanks Lennie, I used balsamic vinegar and it was delicious, will definately be making this again!

  • Sueie

    I like cabbage, but not everyone in my family feels the same way. They enjoyed this, actually eating what was on their plates. Really tasty.