German Braised Cabbage Recipes

Cabbage on the cutting board

GERMAN BRAISED CABBAGE

 

This is a root cellar, comfort, food on a winter’s day.  The sweet and sour taste of the apple cider vinegar and honey makes this dish sparkle.

28 ml (2 tbsp) oil 46 ml (1/4 cup) raisins
900 ml (4 cups) thinly sliced cabbage 28 ml (2tbsp) apple cider vinegar
225 ml (1 cup) diced onions 28 ml (2 tbsp) honey
225 ml (1cup) cooking apples 5 ml (1 tsp) salt
6 cloves minced garlic 1.25 ml (1/4 tsp) cinnamon

In a wok or large saucepan with lid, heat the oil until rippling.  Sauté the cabbage, onion, apples, and garlic for 3 minutes.  Add raisins, vinegar, salt and cinnamon.  Reduce heat and simmer covered for about 30 minutes or until cabbage is tender but firm.  Serves 4

Northern Spy Apples from the root cellar

GERMAN BRAISED CABBAGE WITH CARROTS

28 ml (2 tbsp) oil 46 ml (1/4 cup) raisins
900 ml (4 cups) thinly sliced cabbage 28 ml (2tbsp) apple cider vinegar
225 ml (1 cup) diced onions 28 ml (2 tbsp) honey
225 ml (1cup) cooking apples 5 ml (1 tsp) salt
6 cloves minced garlic 1.25 ml (1/4 tsp) cinnamon
110 ml (½ cup) grated carrots

In a wok or large saucepan with lid, heat the oil until rippling.  Sauté the cabbage, onion, apples, carrots and garlic for 3 minutes.  Add raisins, vinegar, salt and cinnamon.  Reduce heat and simmer covered for about 30 minutes or until cabbage is tender but firm.

A cozy winter meal. Braised German Cabbage on the right and potatoes and beans roasted with sesame seeds on the left.

GERMAN BRAISED CABBAGE WITH BEANS

28 ml (2 tbsp) oil 46 ml (1/4 cup) raisins
900 ml (4 cups) thinly sliced cabbage 28 ml (2tbsp) apple cider vinegar
225 ml (1 cup) diced onions 28 ml (2 tbsp) honey
225 ml (1cup) cooking apples 5 ml (1 tsp) salt
6 cloves minced garlic 1.25 ml (1/4 tsp) cinnamon
340 ml (1 ½ cup) cooked beans-Like black turtle, navy, or even  Chickpeas

Cook beans and set aside.  In a wok or large saucepan with lid, heat the oil until rippling.  Sauté the cabbage, onion, apples, beans and garlic for 3 minutes.  Add raisins, vinegar, salt and cinnamon.  Reduce heat and simmer covered for about 30 minutes or until cabbage is tender but firm.  Serves 4



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