In a 5- or 6-quart Dutch oven, heat the oil over high heat, add the bacon, and cook, stirring occasionally, until its fat is rendered and the bacon is crisp, 3 to 4 min. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and lightly colored, about 3 min. Add the cabbage and cook, stirring regularly, until just wilted, about 5 min. Add the brown sugar and vinegar, stir well, and let cook until the cabbage is wilted but still has a bit of crunch left to it, about 5 minutes. Season with 3/4 tsp. salt and several grinds of pepper. Adjust the acidity or sweetness with a touch more vinegar or sugar if you like, and add more salt and pepper if needed.
Make Ahead Tips
The cabbage will hold well, in the covered pot, for several hours.
nutrition information (per serving):
based on six servings;
sat fat g
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