German Red Cabbage
German Red Cabbage (Rotkohl) is a popular German side dish that is very easy to make from scratch! It tastes so aromatic with a distinctive sweet and sour flavor and makes a perfect side for a roast dinner together with spaetzle or potato dumplings. This recipe for braised red cabbage with apples is a family favorite!
- 2 Tbsp butter or lard
- 2 apples peeled, cored, and finely diced
- 1 onion finely diced
- 2 pounds red cabbage thinly sliced
- 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
- 1 Tbsp red currant jelly optional
- 2 cloves
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 juniper berries if you can find them
- 1 Tbsp white sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
In a large Dutch Oven or heavy-bottomed pot melt butter over medium-high heat and saute diced apples and onions for 2-3 minutes.
Add the red cabbage and vinegar, stir until combined. Then add the apple cider, cloves, bay leaf, and juniper berries. Season with sugar, salt, and pepper.
Reduce temperature to medium, cover the pot, and let simmer for 50-60 minutes until the cabbage is soft but not mushy. Stir occasionally. Add a little bit more apple cider if needed.
Adjust seasoning and serve hot.
Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 1840IU | Vitamin C: 91mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1.4mg