German Red Cabbage sugar-free

German Red Cabbage is one of my husband’s favorite foods. When we lived on the East Coast there were lots of German restaurants. Well, at least one in every town we lived in anyway (we moved a few times there). When we went to German restaurants we always ate this dish, and we haven’t had it in a long time. Since we grew our own red cabbage this year I couldn’t wait to make my version of German Red Cabbage, sugar-free.

Optional: Cook 1/2 pound of chopped bacon in a large pan
Add coconut oil and 1 red cabbage (outer leaves removed and chopped) to the pan
Saute over low heat for about 25 minutes, stirring frequently
Add 1/2 cup of apple juice or cider, cover and continue cooking over low heat for about 20 minutes
When the desired tenderness is reached add:
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 ground cloves
3 tbsp coconut sugar
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Note: As always, keep xylitol away from pets.


  1. says

    This looks great! I’m going to try to make it for Thanksgiving! But I’ve been unable to find xylitol or coconut sugar in a store thus far; could this work with agave or honey (how much)? Thanks!

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