This easy sweet and sour slow cooker red cabbage combines red cabbage, onion and apple for a simple, flavorful vegetable side dish that goes with everything.
Course Side Dish
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword apples, Crockpot, onions, red cabbage, Slow Cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes mins
Cook Time 4 hours hrs
Total Time 4 hours hrs 5 minutes mins
- 1 medium head red cabbage cored and sliced into thin shreds
- 1 small yellow onion, sliced
- 2 sweet tart apples, cored and thinly sliced such as Honeycrisp
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
Optional (to add at the end)
- 3 tablespoons butter traditional or vegan butter for dairy-free and vegan
To a 6-quart slow cooker, add the cabbage, onion, apple, salt, water, vinegar, and brown sugar, stirring to combine.
Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours, or until the cabbage is very tender. Do not uncover during this time.
Uncover and stir in the butter, if using. Taste and add additional salt, vinegar, or sugar if desired.
For more ingredients & substitutions, see blog post above.
Serving: 1 (of 8) | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 332mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1326IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg