Simply Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Simply cook 4 ingredients together and add parsley. A delicious and easy side dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a large pot.
  2. Over medium heat add 4 cups of cabbage and stir 1 minute.
  3. Add remaining cabbage, 4 cups at a time, and stir until cabbage is wilted.
  4. Mix sugar and vinegar, then add to cabbage and mix well.
  5. Cover and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes (add a little water if the cabbage gets to dry).
  6. Season to taste and stir in parsley before serving.


Most Helpful

This is a wonderful recipe for red cabbage...the genuine article. Just as I remember Blau Kraut from my days in Germany. I made 1/2 the recipe, but just as written. Traditionally I've seen it served with hard boiled eggs and cheese as a light supper. I ate it as a side with hamburger patties.

Leta May 04, 2003

We made this last night and it got mixed reviews. I have a husband and 3 boys (ages 9, 10, & 13) First off, we couldn't eat in the kitchen because the kids and hubby couldn't handle the smell from making it =) My youngest 2 didn't like it at all. My husband said he wouldn't mind it once in a while. My oldest LOVED it! He thinks next time we should add some cooked pork, and shredded carrots and serve it with rice. He did think there was a bit too much sauce for the amount of cabbage, which should be taken care of if served with rice. I enjoyed it. We will probably make it again, but with something else for the younger 2 to eat as a veg. Thanks for the recipe.

Ezri_B February 17, 2010

This was an easy and delicious recipe. I also replaced the sugar with 3 T. Splenda and I found it a bit sweeter than I had hoped, probably since I find balsamic vinegar a little sweet as well. Next time, I'll probably decrease the sweetener and hopefully more of the sourness from the vinegar wil come through. Thanks!

ksduffster December 27, 2009

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