Red Cabbage (German Style)

Sandy Griffin


I learned to make this in Germany. I loved being an Army wife and getting to travel and learn about new things. I hope you enjoy this. It is the first time I have ever written it down.


★★★★★ 3 votes

25 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


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  • 1 medium
    head of red cabbage about 4 inch diameter
  • 4 Tbsp
    bacon drippings
  • 2 large
    fuji or granny smith apples
  • 1 medium
    red onion
  • 1/3 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground clove
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed

How to Make Red Cabbage (German Style)


  1. Core and slice into four pieces. Slice into 1/8 thick pieces. Slice red onion the same way. Core and chop apple into 1 inch squares.
  2. Put your bacon drippins in a 5 quart dutch oven type of pan. Add all the ingredients in the order they are listed. Then cook over high heat tossing for about 10 minutes if it gets dry add water as needed. Put the lid on and cook slowly for about an hour. Checking and stirring in often.

    You can salt to taste I don't use much salt just because.


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About Red Cabbage (German Style)

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #cabbage, #german, #Bavarian

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