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 all forms.
This is one of our favorite ways to prepare red cabbage—sautéed with butter, sprinkled with sugar and balsamic vinegar and simmered until tender.
When the holidays come round, we take it up a notch, adding chopped apples, onions, and if we have them, roasted chestnuts. It’s wonderful served alongside pork chops or a pork roast!
Sweet and Sour German Red Cabbage RecipePrint
- One half a large red cabbage, sliced 1/4-inch thick
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
1 Sauté sliced cabbage in butter: Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the thinly sliced red cabbage and toss to coat with the butter. Sauté until slightly wilted, about 5 minutes.
2 Add sugar, balsamic vinegar, cover and simmer: Sprinkle sugar over the cabbage and toss to coat evenly. Add the balsamic vinegar to the pot.
Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium low.
Cover and simmer until the cabbage is completely tender, stirring often, about 30 minutes total.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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