German Sweet & Sour Cabbage

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I grew up on this. This is my mother's recipe, and it has been a "requested" dish at every family party and picnic.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook cabbage in water for 8-10 minutes; drain.
  2. Fry bacon and remove from pan; Add onion and saute until limp, 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add sugar and flour to bacon fat; blend until smooth.
  4. Add water, vinegar, and seasonings; cook until thick.
  5. Add diced bacon, and cabbage.
  6. Heat through.
  7. If bland, add more salt, sugar, or vinegar, whichever is needed.
Most Helpful

5 5

Loved this red cabbage dish. It is so festive and just the right balance between sweet and sour. We will definitely have this again -- next time with some Brats!!! Thanks for the post. Made for the Diabetic Forum - Octoberfest Tag, October, 2011.

5 5

I made this for supper tonight and my husband loved it. Reminded him of a dish his mother made. Has a nice balance of sweet and sour. I also served this with grilled brats and will definitely be making this again!

5 5

I've made this several times. It's great. Sometimes I add the flour sometimes I don't. It works well either way. Wonderful side for grilled brauts or just about anything except spaghetti.