Braised cabbage with apples and bacon is the perfect combo of savory and sweet. It also adds a good amount of acidity to more bland or drier dishes.
This is one of my favorite braised short ribs recipes. Using a good quality dark beer, like a stout, gives the dish a totally different flavor vs using a lighter beer or red wine. However, any beer or even red wine can be used in place of the beer in the recipe below.