I love German food, especially this classic side dish known as rotkohl. My method is decidedly Americanized, but the taste brings me back to my heritage.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Melt butter. Add apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, and salt. Stir to combine. Mix in onion, grated apple, and red cabbage until well combined. Close and lock the lid. Select Steam function. Set timer for 3 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

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  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Mix in ground cloves and allspice.

Nutrition Facts

188 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 33.3g; fat 6.2g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 398mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2020
This is one of my favorite dishes. We serve it with pork or ham. I always add raisins. It makes it a little sweet and compliments the cider vinegar. Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2020
I loved this. So easy and I liked it even more than whenever I’ve gotten it at restaurants! I used a little less cabbage for mine since I had bought a small one. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2019
Delicious!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2019
Made this and will definitely make again...... My changes... Only used 1 pound of purple cabbage but left remainder of recipe as written (sauce ingredients) in the same amounts. Personally if I were to use the 2 pounds of cabbage called for I would double the remaining ingredients or at least use 1.5 as much. Sautéed 3 slices of bacon and left butter out.... Once bacon was nicely cooked turned sauté feature off added all remaining ingredients (except cloves and allspice) and stirred well to make sure there were no bacon bits stuck to the bottom of the SS pot liner. Put lid on set to STEAM for 3 minutes let NPR until pressure valve dropped removed lid and added cloves and allspice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2021
Loved it!! Wouldn't change a thing about this recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2019
Very easy to make. Taste was good, but it would have been better served with sausage because the extra strong flavors of sausage would be a batter balance for the sweetness of the cabbage. (I made hamburgers.) I appreciated the note about how long to expect the Instant Pot to heat up before the countdown in steam function. That was very useful in planning dinner. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2021
Easy and very flavorful. It was a little too sweet for me this time but easily customizable. I recommend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2020
This is one of my favorite dishes. We serve it with pork or ham. I always add raisins. It makes it a little sweet and compliments the cider vinegar. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2020
I don't have an Instapot, so I used a large pot on the stove with a lid. I doubled the apple cider vinegar, brown sugar and apple and eliminated the other spices for a milder, sweet flavor. Added sliced up Beyond Meat sausages about half way through cooking. It was a delicious entree, served with baked sweet potatoes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2019
The was very good. I would definitely make it again. I did not have time to take a picture as everyone was ready to eat. I served it with home fried potatoes and pork schnitzel. German red cabbage was a perfect side dish. Read More
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