Braised Red Cabbage, Apples, and Brats

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 55 mins

I found this off of and couldn't find it on here. This is a staple in our kitchen!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the bacon fat in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sugar and cook, stirring often, until sugar browns (about 4 minutes).
  2. Reduce the heat to medium low, add the onion, and saute it until golden.
  3. Add cabbage, apples, vinegar and caraway seeds. Stir to blend.
  4. Place sausage links and potatoes on top of cabbage mixture.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, then pour beer all over.
  6. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  7. Taste to adjust seasonings.
Most Helpful

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.

CJAY June 04, 2012

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.

PaulaG March 31, 2011

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!

lolablitz January 07, 2011