Sweet and Sour German Red Cabbage Recipe

Sweet and Sour German Red Cabbage Recipe

How To Make Sweet and Sour German Red Cabbage

Whip up a delicious side with this German red cabbage sauteed with sugar and balsamic vinegar and simmered until tender. Ready in 30 minutes!

Preparation: 7 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 47 minutes



  • ½large red cabbage,sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 2tbspbutter
  • 2tbspsugar
  • ¼cupbalsamic vinegar
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the thinly sliced red cabbage and toss to coat with the butter.

  2. Sauté for about 5 minutes until slightly wilted.

  3. Sprinkle sugar over the cabbage and toss to coat evenly. Add the balsamic vinegar to the pot. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium-low.

  4. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes total until the cabbage is completely tender, stirring often. 

  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


  • Calories: 90.48kcal
  • Fat: 5.77g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.65g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.49g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.22g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.30g
  • Fiber: 0.10g
  • Sugar: 8.76g
  • Protein: 0.20g
  • Cholesterol: 15.26mg
  • Sodium: 76.69mg
  • Calcium: 8.17mg
  • Potassium: 29.74mg
  • Iron: 0.16mg
  • Vitamin A: 50.60µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.05mg
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