Prep 20 mins
Cook 55 mins
I found this off of Recipegoldmine.com and couldn't find it on here. This is a staple in our kitchen!
- 4 tablespoons rendered bacon fat
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 4 cups shredded red cabbage (about 1/2 of a medium-sized head)
- 2 tart apples, cored and sliced thin, but not peeled (i.e. Jonathans)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon caraway seed
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 -1 1⁄2 lb bratwurst (or German style smoked sausage links)
- 1 lb new potato
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup beer (not to drink, it's for the recipe)
- Melt the bacon fat in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sugar and cook, stirring often, until sugar browns (about 4 minutes).
- Reduce the heat to medium low, add the onion, and saute it until golden.
- Add cabbage, apples, vinegar and caraway seeds. Stir to blend.
- Place sausage links and potatoes on top of cabbage mixture.
- Season with salt and pepper, then pour beer all over.
- Bring to a boil over medium high heat, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
- Taste to adjust seasonings.
I made this as directed and really enjoyed it. The sweet and sour flavor of the cabbage went well with the sausage. Thanks for sharing.
I really enjoyed the recipe. I cooked a slice of bacon and rendered the fat and flavor. The sugar and onions caramelized beautifully. The cabbage was of the green variety and not the red. As I do not cook with beer I substituted chicken stock. One granny smith and one Jonathan apple was used. Even with my changes this was delicious one dish supper which I am looking forward to making with the red cabbage. Thank you much for posting.
I'm not going to rate this because I think I must have messed it up, it was very bitter and the only one who liked it, oddly enough, was my 2 y/o. I think I might have burned the sugar or maybe the cabbage was bitter? I don't know, but the final product was so bad that I won't make it again. It must have been my mistake because the other reviewer loved it and you said it was a staple. I wish it would have worked, the concept sounded really good!