Friday, 17 February 2017

Drunken Cabbage

Did you know that cooking with beer uses about 50 percent fewer calories than cooking with oil? One tablespoon of olive oil has approximately 120 calories, while an entire 12-ounce can of beer has around 146, breaking down to fewer than seven calories per tablespoon. It’s even been said that cooking with beer can enhance the flavors in foods, especially meat. But that’s not all — it can be healthier, too. Toby Amidor, M.S., R.D., and author of “The Greek Yogurt Kitchen,” explained to Self that “beer can actually boost your health because it is packed with B vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, and selenium.”

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pound smoked bacon diced
1 onion thinly sliced
1 head red cabbage cored, sliced
2 tablespoons caraway seeds
3 tablespoons coarse mustard
12 ounces wheat beer
2 tablespoons sugar
Salt to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste


In a large saucepan, cook the bacon over low heat. Add the onions and sweat for 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and season. Cook until cabbage is tender, about 30 minutes.
Serving suggestions: Serve this hot or cold, as a side for chicken or pork.
This recipe yields 6 to 8 servings.

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