Sweet and Sour German Red Cabbage

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This recipe is the closest I have found to the red cabbage my grandmother made. I hated it as a kid. I had to sit at the table until I ate at least 2 spoonfuls - I would rather have died. Now, I love it!!! I serve it with Best Roast Pork I've Ever Eaten and smashed redskin potatoes. An absolutely wonderful autumn meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in large skillet.
  2. Add cabbage, apples, onion and bay leaf.
  3. Mix red wine vinegar, water and beer and pour over cabbage mixture.
  4. Mix sugar, cinnamon, cloves and allspice and mix into cabbage mixture.
  5. Cook over medium to medium-low heat, covered, for 30-45 minutes, until cabbage, apples and onion are cooked down and are very tender. Better to cook too long than to under cook.
  6. Remove bay leaf before serving.


Most Helpful

Sweet and Sour German Red Cabbage is the spawn of the Cabbage Demon. Z-chef is my mother and often tried to initiate my early demise by forcing this on me. DO NOT FEED THIS TO YOUR CHILDREN!!!!

Zaphro December 01, 2007

I had this in a german restaurant and loved it. This recipe is great and much like the one from the restaurant. definatently a keeper!

sewretta February 07, 2009

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