A reader emailed the other day asking if I was Austrian on account of the sauerkraut and cabbage recipes on Simply Recipes. My father’s grandparents on both sides were from Austria and he grew up with many traditional German and Austrian dishes and a love for cooked cabbage in various forms. This love he passed on to me and I’m delighted to present his sweet and sour red cabbage recipe.
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
- 1 2-pound red cabbage, thinly sliced (about 12 cups)
- 6 Tbsp sugar
- 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add cabbage and sauté until slightly wilted, about 5 minutes. Add sugar, toss to coat evenly. Add vinegar. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover, simmer until cabbage is tender, stirring often, about 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.