Monday, February 8, 2010

Warm German Red Cabbage

The town that I live in is called Waldoboro, actually when I moved here 20 years ago it was called Waldoborough, and it was founded by German immigrants. Here is a recipe that the adults will love, and kids will look at with curiosity. It is super easy to make and it adds such a pretty color to your plate. Your kitchen will smell sooooo good!
German Cabbage

1 medium head red cabbage, cored and sliced
2 large tart apples, peeled and sliced
1 medium sweet onion, sliced and separated into rings
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon salt
6 whole peppercorns
2 whole allspice
2 whole cloves
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons cold water

In a large crockpot, (Yes! I bought a new one on sale at Sears! It's my new love.) toss cabbage, apples and onion. Add water, vinegar, sugar, butter and salt. Place the peppercorns, allspice, cloves and bay leaf on a double thickness of cheesecloth, (I used one of those handy reusable spice bags); bring up the 4 corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. Add to crockpot. Turn on high for the first hour and then turn to low. I continued cooking mine 8 hours. The house smells wonderful!

Discard spice bag. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir in cabbage mixture. Cook 5 - 10 minutes more until thickened. Serve warm.
All the boys gave it 3 spoons and the adults gave it a resounding 5 spoons. :)

Friede und Segen (Peace and Blessings),


  1. awesome! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. I like my food colorful!! This looks awesome -- not sure my kids would go for it...but I would!!

  3. i have the links set up for our Meatless Monday Carnival. I would love to have you participate again.…ese-enchiladas/

  4. The newest Mcklinky is up and running for Meatless Monday if you are interestedin participating again.



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