Slow Cooker Red Cabbage and Apples
Recipe type: Vegetable Side Dish
Cuisine: German
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Serves: 6
This is a simple side dish that cooks all day in the slow cooker while you're at work. It's modified from a stove top recipe given to me from an elderly German lady who was craving the taste of her homeland. She proclaimed that this version was perfect. Total Cost of Recipe: $3.66 or $0.61 per serving
  • 8 cups chopped or sliced red cabbage ($1.28)
  • 2 cups diced apples ($1.19)
  • 2 medium onions, sliced and sauteed in butter. ($0.38)
  • ¼ cup butter ($0.38)
  • ⅔ cup cider vinegar ($0.17)
  • ½ cup sugar ($0.12)
  • 1 tablespoon salt ($0.04)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper ($0.01)
  • ½ teaspoon ground all spice ($0.04)
  • 1 large or 2 small bay leaves (($0.05)
  • ⅓ cup water
  1. Melt butter in the bottom of a skillet.
  2. Add sliced onions to the melted butter and saute until the onions are beginning to become translucent.
  3. Pour butter and onions into the bottom of a slow cooker. Be certain to scrape all of the butter from the skillet into the slow cooker along with the onions.
  4. Add apples, and red cabbage to the slow cooker with the onions.
  5. Mix together the cider vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and all spice.
  6. Pour vinegar mixture over the cabbage, apples, and onions in the slow cooker.
  7. Rinse out the bowl that held the vinegar mixture with ⅓ cup of water then pour this water over the apples and cabbage in the slow cooker.
  8. Mix contents of slow cooker together.
  9. Place 1 large, or 2 small, bay leaves into the slow cooker.
  10. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 - 9 hours or until cabbage is tender.
  11. Serve
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at