Easy Rotkraut (A Quick Red Cabbage Sauerkraut) over Brats
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Serves: 4-6
  • ½ head red cabbage, shredded (about 6 cups)
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped (or ½ large onion, such as a visalia)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • ¾ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp water (+ more for taste)
Sweet + Spicy Mustard:
  • ⅓ cup dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp horseradish cream
  • 1 tbsp mayo
  • 1 tbsp honey
2 lb Brats, cooked (I like to sear mine, broil and then bake in oven for about 20 minutes)
  1. In a large pan with a lid, place over medium heat and add 1 tbsp olive oil.
  2. Next add your onions, and let cook until translucent, about 7 minutes.
  3. Add your smashed garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, or until fragrant. Next add your red cabbage, salt, caraway seeds, apple cider vinegar and water.
  4. Stir and bring to a boil and then lower heat to a simmer and cover for about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so.
  5. Once finished, remove from heat and keep covered until ready to serve.
  1. In a small bowl add all ingredients and whisk together. Set aside.
  1. Take your cooked brats and serve generously with the rotkraut and drizzle with the sweet & spicy mustard. Eat immediately, and then eat more.
Recipe by My Lavender Blues at https://mylavenderblues.com/easy-rotkraut-a-quick-red-cabbage-sauerkraut-over-brats/