Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
2 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
1 medium red onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellie’s Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage, not drained
2 cups low-sodium, fat-free chicken or vegetable broth
1 medium apple, chopped (about 1 cup), plus additional for garnish (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice (optional)
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves (optional)
plain yogurt or sour cream (optional)
crumbled cooked bacon (optional)
In large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat, cook bacon 2-3 minutes, or until cooked through and crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; reserve. Drain drippings; return 1 tablespoon to pan; discard remaining drippings.
Add onion to pan. Cook about 2 minutes, until tender, stirring frequently. Add garlic; cook and stir about 30 seconds. Add red cabbage and liquid from jar, broth and chopped apple. Stir in cinnamon, allspice and cloves. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Add water, 1/2 cup at a time, if soup is too thick. Add bacon to pan. Continue simmering about 3-5 minutes, until apples are tender and soup reaches desired consistency.
Spoon into bowl. Garnish with apples, yogurt and crumbled bacon, if desired.