2slicesbacon, chopped (I used applewood cured from Trader Joe's)
1mediumwhite cabbage, cored and shredded (about 7 to 8 cups)
Salt and pepper, to taste
⅓cupdried cranberries (craisins)
Spray a large frying pan with nonstick spray.
Place the chopped shallot and bacon in the pan and cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the bacon has begun to lightly brown.
Add the cabbage and stir to thoroughly mix. Add the wine, then season with salt and pepper.
Cover and cook over medium low heat for 15 minutes, or until the cabbage is soft and tender.
Add the craisins and cook, uncovered, for another 2 minutes.
Re-season with salt and pepper if necessary and serve hot.
I used apple smoked bacon from Trader Joe's. Turkey bacon will also work although you may have to add a teaspoon of olive or canola oil to the pan as the turkey bacon is extremely lean.A food processor will make short work of the shredding and chopping. Starting with the shallot, finely chop using the blade. Then remove the shallot and WITHOUT washing the bowl, switch to the slicing attachment for the cabbage. The whole process for both will take less than 5 minutes.If you're without a processor, then chop the shallot by hand and consider buying a bag of pre shredded coleslaw mix which will work perfectly. I often do this when convenience is top priority.No shallot? Substitute ½ cup finely chopped onionNo wine? An equal amount of vegetable broth or apple juice would also work, as would water with a splash of lemon juice or vinegarNo Craisins? Raisins, dried cherries, or dried blueberries would all workAlong with the cabbage a shredded carrot will give the dish some additional color.Serving size: generous 1-½ cups4*SmartPoints (Green plan)4*SmartPoints (Blue plan)4*SmartPoints (Purple plan)4*PointsPlus (Old plan)
Braised Cabbage with Craisins
Amount Per Serving (1 -½ cups)
Calories 180Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.