Oktoberfest Red Cabbage Recipe
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Oktoberfest Red Cabbage Recipe

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Four generations of our family celebrate Oktoberfest. We love this tart and sweet dish of red cabbage and apples, also known as rotkohl. —Diana Likes, Chandler, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons bacon drippings or canola oil
  • 1 small head red cabbage (about 1-1/2 pounds), shredded
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 146 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 331 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, heat bacon drippings over medium heat. Add cabbage and apples; cook and stir 2-3 minutes. Stir in water, sugar, salt, pepper and cloves.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 40-45 minutes or until cabbage is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in vinegar. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Oktoberfest Red Cabbage in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p46

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2015

"Fabulous! I made it exactly as directed and got rave reviews!"

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Reviewed Oct. 16, 2015

"Red cabbage is one of my favorite German foods. This was delicious. I did omit the cloves, just personal preference."

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Reviewed Sep. 19, 2015

"I was wondering if I can can this recipe? Anyone have any idea?"

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Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014

"Delicious! Perfect with pork and would be great on bratwurst or even hot dogs."

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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

"This was an excellent and easy cabbage dish. It was a great accompaniment to pork schnitzel! It had the perfect amount of sugar to vinegar ratio."

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