Rotkohl (Red Cabbage)


Rotkohl (Red Cabbage)

Prep Time: 15 Mins Cooking Time: 40 Mins Total Time: 55 Mins


  • 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup dry red wine or grape juice
  • 1 medium head red cabbage, shredded
  • 3 medium apples, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar


  1. Place the peppercorns, bay leaves and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag.
  2. In a Dutch oven, saute onions in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Add the cabbage, apples, salt, pepper and spice bag.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer, for 30-35 minutes or until cabbage is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in vinegar. Discard spice bag. Serve with a slotted spoon.