Braised German Red Cabbage
Slow Cooker Red Cabbage
A delicious German family recipe: braised red cabbage in red wine, lemon juice, apples, cloves and bay leaf for many hours in a slow cooker. Easy to make when you have to feed an army of hungry family members for special occasion side dishes.
Braised German Red Cabbage
Slow Cooker Red Cabbage
A delicious German family recipe: braised red cabbage in red wine, lemon juice, apples, cloves and bay leaf for many hours in a slow cooker. Easy to make when you have to feed an army of hungry family members for special occasion side dishes.
Servings
30sides
Servings
30sides
Ingredients
Recipe Notes
  1. ¬†Use a paring knife to core the red cabbage. Cut about 1 to 1.5 inch deep before coring. Use a sharp chef’s knife or a mandolin to slice the red cabbage thinly. If using mandolin, please use the safety guard.
  2. Heat pan to moderate high heat. Add olive oil and bacon fat. Fry chopped onions until soft; keep stirring while frying to caramelize the onions.
    Transfer the onions to the slow cooker. Use a spatula to coat the slow cooker with the grease by stirring the fried onions around.
  3. Add cabbage, apples, red wine, sugar, salt, cloves, and bay leaf.
  4. Cook for 4 to 5 hours on low in a slow cooker. (Note: cooking time can vary with type of slow cooker used.)