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Recipe from Quick German Recipes

My family’s tradition for Christmas dinner was always beef goulash, potato dumplings and red cabbage.  This recipe is exactly how my Mom always made her’s, except this one has measurements!

1 medium head Red Cabbage, shredded

2-3 TB Oil, or Lard

1 large Onion, diced

3 Apples, peeled, cored, shredded or diced

1/2 cup Red Wine

3 TB Cider Vinegar

1 tsp Salt

2 tsp Sugar* I find our cabbage is really sweet so I never add sugar

1/2 tsp Nutmeg, ground

1/4 tsp Cloves, ground

1/4 tsp Pepper, freshly ground

2 TB Lemon Juice

2 TB Corn Starch

In a large pot, heat butter, oil/lard, lightly sauté onion.  Add red cabbage and apples.  Continue to sauce for several minutes.  Add 1 cup water, optional red wine, cider vinegart, sugar, salt, nutmeg, cloves, and peppers.  Stir. Bring to simmer, cover. Simmer about 30-60 minutes or until cabbage is tender.  Add lemon juice.  Taste and season with more salt, cloves, pepper, sugar and vinegar as needed.  Mix about 2 TB cornstarch with cold water and slowly stir in just enough to thicken red cabbage liquid.  Serve.