Red Cabbage

Red Cabbage

106 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
Arita Droog
Recipe by  Arita Droog

“A sweet and sour side dish that's really nice with pork, ham, or sausage. Tastes better on day two, and freezes well.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Place water in a large saucepan, and stir in cabbage, apples, brown sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and 1 tablespoon butter. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cover. Simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is tender. Stir in remaining butter before serving.

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Shannon Meyer

Shannon Meyer

Excellent recipe, just like the Rohtkole you find in the best German restaurants. Add a bay leaf or two for really authentic german flavor. Froze well in my foodsaver and reheated better than the first time!

Sharon Leuschner

Sharon Leuschner

This was very good....almost as good as "rotekohl" that I have had in Germany. The only thing that I did a little different is that I added 1/8 of a cup more brown sugar. It was just a little too tart for me...really nice change to plain ole' saurekraut!



This is an excellent recipe! I've worked with it twice now. I had an awesome crop of cabbage this years thanks to my husbands ingenius irigation device. Therefore I have adapted the recipe just a bit to acomodate canning the cabbage. First I increased the recipe by 6. Also I added 1 quart of my homemade applesauce which does include some sugar and cinnamon. I used cider vinegar because it is not quite so strong, and I added caraway seed, ( about 2 Tablespoons) to the recipe. I do not add the butter because I am canning the cabbage and sometimes giving it as gifts to my husbands Checz family. The butter though should be added upon heating as it does add so much to the flavor. An excellent recipe, and I do find it to be too tart.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 136 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs
  • 25.8 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 56 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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