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Octoberfest Braised Red Cabbage with Bratwurst

Octoberfest Braised Red Cabbage with Bratwurst Octoberfest Braised Red Cabbage with Bratwurst

Taditional German Oktoberfest recipe.













Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Sodium


1 each red cabbage
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 ounces pancetta
diced (optional)
½ cup tarragon vinegar
or 1/2 cup cider vinegar plus 1 tsp. dried tarragon
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 each Granny Smith apples
2 tablespoons currant jelly
½ cup red wine
½ teaspoon cloves, ground
½ teaspoon caraway seeds
12 each bratwurst
pork, from Simply Sausage


Gently heat the vegetable oil or lard.

Add the salt pork or pancetta if using and cook until fat turns translucent.

Add shredded red cabbage, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and stir.

Sprinkle cabbage with vinegar.

Stir and let simmer gently for about five minutes.

Add the maple syrup or caramel to the cabbage and stir well.

Cover and cook on low heat for about 1½ to 2 hours.

Add the apples, cored and sliced or cut into chunks. (Peeling is optional. I like apples skin-on.)

Also add the red current jelly, ½ cup of red wine, and the ground cloves and caraway.

Stir well.

At this point, if you want to cook the bratwurst in the cabbage, bury them in the cabbage.

Alternatively, you can fry or grill the bratwurst later and serve them beside or on top of the braised red cabbage.

Cook the cabbage for 20 minutes more and serve.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 226g (8.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 17036% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 32% Vitamin C 137%
Calcium 8% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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