Sunday, March 27, 2011

Aunt Nellie's Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage Review & My Hamburger Veggie Rice Creation Recipe

How many of you have created a meal around a side dish???

I am so guilty of doing this!  My family loves Aunt Nellie's Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

Yes I said my family - I am amazed to see how much my boys love this side dish.  I say said side dish, but you can create delicious recipes with this cabbage also.  I have never tried to incorporate it in a recipe because my boys just want to eat it straight out of the jar.

The predicament we have now found ourselves in - is a terrible situation!!!  No one in our area carries Aunt Nellie's Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage anymore.  I facebooked Aunt Nellie's and told them about our HUGE problem.  They were so kind to see if they could find anyone in our area that carried the red cabbage.  I am sad to report at this time no one does, but they were nice enough to send us a few jars to meet our cravings.  THANK YOU AUNT NELLIE'S!!!

I may have to give in and order a case directly from Aunt Nellie's because they have that as a feature on their website (What a great idea!)

Let me describe their Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage in my own words.  It is perfectly balanced between the strong sourness of the vinegar and the touch of sweetness that hits the back of your tongue.  It will leave your mouth watering and asking for more.  Aunt Nellie's describes it as "What perfection this is! We start with our delectable red cabbage, raised on nearby farms. Then we inspect it to pass the most rigid quality standards. Served up pungent, sweet and delicious, it's a savory treat!"

So back to my meal planning... I actually came up with a new recipe a few weekends ago so we could enjoy an entire jar of the Sweet and Sour Cabbage as a side dish. 

I have named my new creation "Hamburger Veggie Rice Creation"!  I looked around my pantry and started adding things together and it has turned out to be family keeper.

***Remember I am feeding a small army so this recipe can easily be scaled back***


2 pounds lean hamburger

4 carrots, sliced thin

Celery (or Celery salt) - to your taste and liking

2 onions, chopped

2 envelopes of Lipton Onion Soup Mix

6 cups water

4 cups uncooked instant rice


Brown the hamburger and drain. 

Stir in the the carrots, celery, soup mix and water.

Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce the heat.  Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.

Return to a boil and add the rice.  Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes so the rice is tender.

Enjoy.  We liked sprinkling a little Soy Sauce over the top before eating.

Thank you Aunt Nellie's for making such quality products!!!


  1. Please don't hate me but I don't think I could eat cabbage out of a jar. I need fresh veggies!


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