Slaw with Warm Bacon Dressing

Slaw with Warm Bacon Dressing
Barbara Kiebel

Ingredients

  • large head cabbage, cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick strips
  • 1/2 Pound  bacon, chopped
  • medium-sized onion, chopped
  • cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup  balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup  brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon  Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon  ancho chili powder, or to taste (optional)
  • 1 Teaspoon  celery seed
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste

I recall making a wonderful warm bacon slaw once when I had visited my parents in St. Louis after moving to North Carolina. I can't say for sure now, but I'm betting it was something my mom or dad picked up from my grandma Lizette who prepared a lot of German dishes.

Let’s call this my updated version of that creation. Cabbage cooked just a bit in a warm bacon dressing with brown sugar and mustard… How can you go wrong?

Directions

Place the cabbage in a bowl and set aside. Place the bacon in a large pot. Cook the bacon over medium heat until the fat has rendered and the bacon is starting to crisp up.

Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until the onion is soft, about 3 more minutes.

Add the vinegar, sugar, mustard, chili powder, and celery seed. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and mix well. Add the cabbage, toss well, and cook until tender, for 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

266 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:

13%

Servings:

6
  • Fat 15g 24%
  • Carbs 26g 9%
  • Saturated 5g 26%
  • Fiber 6g 22%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 18g
  • Monounsaturated 7g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 8g 16%
  • Cholesterol 25mg 8%
  • Sodium 320mg 13%
  • Calcium 109mg 11%
  • Magnesium 36mg 9%
  • Potassium 487mg 14%
  • Iron 2mg 9%
  • Zinc 1mg 6%
  • Phosphorus 122mg 17%
  • Vitamin A 14µg 2%
  • Vitamin C 74mg 124%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 16%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 7%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 10%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 20%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 89µg 22%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 3%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin K 150µg 188%
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