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Slow Cooker German Red Cabbage


You can also braise this on your stove top but the ease of making this slow cooker german red cabbage makes this recipe really enjoyable! I took a short cut and microwaved the bacon so I didn't dirty a pan but if you do braise then use the same pan. I happened to have some bacon fat in my refrigerator so I add to the bottom of the slow cooker.

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  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and cut up
  • 1 red cabbage, thinly sliced (3 cups)
  • 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced (1 cup)
  • 2 apples, cored and diced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 Tablespoons raw honey
  • 1/2 Cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tablespoon mulling spice (wrapped in cheese cloth)
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Cup unsalted butter
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground pepper



Saute or Microwave your bacon then cut into pieces. If you are going to saute reserve about 2 tablespoons of bacon fat. Set your slow cooker to medium. Add bacon fat or 2 tablespoons or another fat/butter. Add all ingredients to your slow cooker, set on low for 6 hours. Remove mulling spice cheese cloth and Serve.