Rotkohl (German style red cabbage)

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Ingredients (10)

  • 1 red cabbage, cored and shredded
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely sliced
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 medium tart apples (Golden Delicious, Fuji, Braeburn, etc), cored and sliced
  • 1 cup unfiltered apple juice (to just cover the cabbage)
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (or more to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pinch of caraway seeds
  • 2 cloves


A great way to prepare the humble cabbage. Be careful, the red color of the cabbage can stain countertops.


  1. 1Fry the bacon over medium heat and remove, leaving the fat.
    Saute the onion until soft and slightly browned.
    Add the cloves, caraway seeds and heat one minute longer.
  2. 2Add the apple juice, salt, brown sugar, cabbage and simmer for 30 minutes.
    Add the apples, crumbled bacon and cook for 30 minutes longer or until desired doneness.
  3. 3During cooking, add apple juice if needed to cover the cabbage.
    Just before completion, taste for acid/sweet balance and add juice or vinegar if needed.
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