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Red Cabbage

The perfect traditional accompaniment to pork
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: German
Keyword: cabbage recipe, coleslaw, german red cabbage, pickled red cabbage, things to serve with pork
Servings: 8
Calories: 63kcal


  • 4 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 granny smith apple peeled and shredded
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 2 tbs butter divided


  • Melt 1 tbs of the butter in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the red onion, grated apple and the garlic. Saute for about 5 minutes, or until the onion begins to get tender.
  • Add the sugar, salt, vinegar, water, bay leaf and caraway seed. Stir to combine.
  • Add the red cabbage and toss to coat with the liquid. Cover and reduce heat to low and cook for approximately 20 minutes or until cabbage is tender.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of butter and stir well.


Taste to adjust the seasoning to your taste. If you like it more tart, add a tablespoon or two more of vinegar. If you want it sweeter, add a bit more sugar
Use a tart apple. For EU folks, Bramley would be a good choice.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 598IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg