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German-Style Red Cabbage (Rotkohl)

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“A wonderful side-dish to any German meal! In Bavaria this dish is called "Blaukraut" or blue cabbage, since it is cooked until it is a light shade of purple.”
READY IN:
1hr 20mins
SERVES:
6-8
YIELD:
8 cups
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Remove coarse outer leaves from cabbage. Cut head into four pieces, remove the hard core and shred finely. Melt bacon grease in a large pot, add cabbage and apple, stirring until well-mixed. Add water, vinegar and spices. Cook until tender, about 1 hour. Stir frequently. Serve with a favorite main dish such as sauerbraten or roasted pork shanks.

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