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Sweet and Sour German Red Cabbage Recipe

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If your family likes the sweet-tart flavor found in many German dishes, they'll enjoy this recipe. The cabbage, apples and onions are cooked with vinegar, sugar and a variety of spices-the end result can't be beat!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head red cabbage, cored and sliced
  • 2 large tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 whole peppercorns
  • 2 whole allspice
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 126 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 322 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, toss cabbage, apples and onion. Add water, vinegar, sugar, butter and salt. Place the peppercorns, allspice, cloves and bay leaf on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and stir with kitchen string to form a bag. Add to Dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/4 hours.
  2. Discard spice bag. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir in cabbage mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as German Red Cabbage in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2004, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 126 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 322 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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