8 cups chopped red cabbage
6 slices bacon
1 large onion
6 TBSP butter
¼ cup olive oil
10 oz dry pasta (I used casarecce)
½ cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp caraway seeds (optional)
1 TBSP salt
Pepper to taste.
½ cup lettuce shredded as garnish
Cook Pasta according to directions on package. Drain and allow to cool
Bring a large stock pot filled with water to a boil. Add cabbage and cook for 5 minutes.
Drain cabbage and set aside.
In the same stockpot, add the olive oil and dice bacon into ¼” pieces and add to pot.
Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
Julienne onions, add to pot and cook together with bacon over medium high heat until bacon is cooked through and onions are a caramel color ( about 10 minutes)
Add red cabbage and cook an additional 10 minutes until cabbage has wilted and slightly browned.
Add pasta to pot and stir to combine, now add butter and balsamic vinegar and cook while stirring for 5 minutes.
Add caraway seeds and salt and pepper and serve with butter lettuce sprinkled over top.
Recipe by Superman Cooks