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Blaukraut (German Red Cabbage)

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"Red cabbage with apples is a traditional German side dish for pork roast and other roasts, Christmas goose, turkey, and game. It tastes even better when reheated so I usually make it the day before. It is a staple on most people's home for Christmas dinner."
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1 h servings 242
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Melt butter in a large pan. Add sugar and stir until it has a light caramel color, about 5 minutes. Add onion and apples; cook and stir until the onions start to soften, about 5 minutes. Add cabbage and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in broth, apple cider vinegar, and salt. Cover and simmer until flavors are well combined, about 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and stir in lingonberry jam towards the end of the cooking time if desired.


  • Cook's Note:
  • To intensify the flavor, sprinkle finely sliced red cabbage with salt, drizzle with a dash of red wine vinegar, and marinate for 2 hours. Then proceed with the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 242 calories; 9.2 39.8 4.2 23 141 Full nutrition

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I added chopped dried cranberries in place of the lingonberry jam. I was really good,

I used Chopped Leek instead of onions, also added chopped Red and Yellow Pepper for extra color. Also used coconut oil. It was yummy! Great to know different recipe for red cabbage.

We made this for a German dinner party - It was absolutely FABULOUS! Guests raved - guests raved!