Quick Red Cabbage Recipe – schnelles Rezept für Rotkohl

Gerhild (not Oma Gerhild) Naggert's red cabbage recipe, aka Rotkohl, is so super simple. It's quick, freezes well, and doesn't stain your hands red!  Why? Shhhh (don't tell anyone!) It uses jarred or canned red cabbage.

With the addition of extra ingredients, the resulting red cabbage tastes just like home-made.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

Total Time

35 minutes


Makes 4 servings


  • 4 stripes bacon, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 32-ounce jarred or canned red cabbage
  • 2 medium apples, grated (use coarse side of grater)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt, pepper, sugar
  • red wine (to taste)


  1. Fry the bacon in pan until browned.
  2. Add onion and continue frying until onion is golden brown.
  3. Add red cabbage and grated apples.
  4. Add bay leaf. Season with salt, pepper, sugar, and red wine.
  5. Bring to boil and let simmer for about 20 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

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