Grandma Jeanette's Amazing German Red Cabbage

Grandma Jeanette's Amazing German Red Cabbage

150 Reviews 5 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    1 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 50 m
sarabug76
Recipe by  sarabug76

“This yummy, sweet and sour German red cabbage is easy to make!”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  1. Place butter, cabbage, apples, and sugar into a large pot. Pour in the vinegar and water, and season with salt, pepper, and clove.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the cabbage is tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

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OHMYDAHLIA
221

OHMYDAHLIA

I recently went to dinner at my extended family's home and they served up this dish. It was absolutely fantastic! Admittedly, I enjoy cabbage. Admittedly, I am not big on cloves. But, put together and is terribly tasty. After I found out the recipe was from here I immediately looked it up and was surprised by what little feedback there was. I must say I probably would have skipped this recipe over with so few people having tried it. How great that I was able to have an opportunity to try this keeper of a recipe. It is on my stove as we speak (really) and I am going to cook it just as directed for the full 2 hours. I know first hand it is worth it. I wouldn't change a thing!

AmaraJ1
109

AmaraJ1

This is seriously good food and very easy to prepare (can't imagine that it would take anyone 20 minutes to prep - more like five)! Taking the advice of other reviewers, I reduced the sugar by one tablespoon and used only one teaspoon of kosher salt. I was probably a tablespoon shy of 1/3 cup on the vinegar, too. Had no ground cloves, so threw 3-4 whole cloves in. The result was addictive! Didn't want to quit eating it! I was skeptical of the extended cooking time, but having tried it after about 45 minutes, there's no question it is much better later. The apple (I peeled mine) basically disappeared during the cooking process, so next time I might just use applesauce to make the prep even faster. This makes a great side dish for turkey, as a less-sweet substitute for cranberry sauce. I added cold leftovers of it to a turkey sandwich - yum! It would also be delicious served with roast chicken or duck, grilled or steamed bratwurst, kielbasa, baked ham. Recommend doubling the recipe. Leftovers can be used cold on turkey or ham sandwiches and take well to reheating.

mumof3boys
109

mumof3boys

I made this for Christmas Eve dinner because my husband and grandmother wanted it. Growing up I disliked sweet/sour cabbage, and how it smells while cooking , but after tasting - I am a convert! The only addition I made was to add one diced onion. Many other family members who don't eat cabbage loved it too. We ended up with an empty bowl and I doubled the recipe!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 148 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs
  • 23.6 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 1375 mg
  • 55%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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