German Red Cabbage

German Red Cabbage

Chef Tom
This tasty Oktoberfest side dish is made of red cabbage and apples.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine German
Servings 6 people
Calories 172 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 1 small head red cabbage about 1-1/2 pounds, shredded
  • 2 medium tart apples peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar


  • In a Dutch oven, heat bacon drippings over medium heat. Add cabbage and apples; cook and stir 2-3 minutes. Stir in water, sugar, salt, pepper and cloves.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 40-45 minutes or until cabbage is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in vinegar.


If you don't have bacon drippings, you can use canola oil.


Calories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 342mgPotassium: 405mgFiber: 4gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 1593IUVitamin C: 82mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 1mg
Keyword oktoberfest
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