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Sweet & Savory
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 5 people


  • 1 whole cabbage I use a small/med
  • 4 tbsp olive oil extra virgin, divided
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup pepsi cola
  • 3 tbsp vinegar (white) divided
  • 1 tsp bacon fat optional
  • 1 tsp chicken base
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes just for a kick
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt divided
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sazon goya coriander & annato

Recipe Notes

Cut the cabbage in half and remove the core it is very fibrous, then cut into 1/4 and chopped  the cabbage about 1/4 inch and put into a large bowl and add the white vinegar, 1 tbsp of kosher salt and soak for about 10 minutes, I  soaked mine for 30 minutes. Rinse cabbage well.

In a  5 quart pot add  2 tbsp of the olive oil and  let the oil get hot then add the chopped cabbage and stir the cabbage as you add them in batches they will wilt and and make a little water on its own.

Then add the remainder of the ingredients and the reserved olive oil, salt and vinegar stir well and cover.   Cook on a medium low heat for 40 -45 minutes, I like mine with a little bite if you prefer yours to be softer then I suggest you cook them for 60 minutes.

*This cabbage taste good hot, cold or room temperature it is that good.


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