Gluten Free Rotkohl (German Red Cabbage) Recipe

Sauerbraten, a traditional German roast, is often paired with red cabbage (rotkohl). Here’s an easy slow cooker recipe for this classic dish!

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Gluten Free Rotkohl (German Red Cabbage) Recipe

Here's an easy slow cooker recipe for this classic dish!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: German
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 129kcal
Author: AndreAnna McLean


  • 1 large red cabbage shredded
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon mulling spice in a cheesecloth bag or tea steeper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • Few turns of fresh cracked pepper


  • Place all ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Remove the cheesecloth bag. Strain off any extra liquid, and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Rotkohl (German Red Cabbage) Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129
% Daily Value*
Sodium 433mg18%
Potassium 484mg14%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1595IU32%
Vitamin C 87mg105%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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