August is Colorado Proud Month, and a great time to buy local. Peaches, sweet corn, cabbage, cantaloupe and a variety of other fruits and vegetables are available now.

Available now...

August is Colorado Proud Month, and a great time to buy local. Peaches, sweet corn, cabbage, cantaloupe and a variety of other fruits and vegetables are available now.

Braised Colorado Cabbage

4 slices thick cut applewood bacon, chopped
1 yellow onion, julienned
1 tsp. fresh garlic, minced
1 red apple, cored and julienned
1 cup carrots, shredded
1 1/2 cups red cabbage, shredded
1 1/2 cups green cabbage, shredded
2 tsp. caraway seed
2 tbsp. dark brown sugar
2 tbsp. smoked applewood salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
2 cups chicken stock
1 cup Colorado ale beer

On the stove top heat a cast iron skillet or Dutch oven on high heat. Add the bacon and cook until rendered and bacon starts to caramelize. Add the onions and garlic and saute in the bacon fat until soft and translucent. Add the carrots, apple and cabbage then saute for 5 minutes to soften. Add the seasonings, sugar and chicken stock and mix well. Add the beer then cover and cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes. Remove cover, stir well and continue to cook on medium heat until 80% of liquid has evaporated. Adjust seasoning as needed. If too much liquid evaporates add more stock. Serve hot with bratwurst.