Recipes with Red Cabbage – Sauerkraut/Rotkraut

When I posted this recipe on YouTube I called it Sauerkraut. That was what I was told by my half German mom. I guess there was a loss in translation. Turns out when you use red cabbage this is called Rotkraut. The apples that are included in this recipe give it a special flavor and balance the acidity of the vinegar very nicely. Here is what you are going to need for this:

1 small or ½ large red cabbage, finely chopped
2 red apples, peeled and chopped
1 tsp sugar
1 cup water
White vinegar
Salt and Black peppercorns
Vegetable Oil

• Heat a heavy pot with some vegetable oil.
• Add the cabbage and apples and cook until cabbage is lightly browned.
• Add the sugar. Mix.
• Add the water and cover with vinegar.
• Add the peppercorns and season with salt.
• Bring to a boil and lower the heat. Cover and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes until cabbage is
cooked through.
• Serve

Print the Rotkraut Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!

1 Comment

  • August 10, 2013


    Hi Angus,
    We do have a contact page and my email is on it. However, my email is [email protected]. Thank you for stopping by.
    Mary Ann

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