Bratwurst, Red Cabbage, and Apples

From The Gourmet Slow Cooker: Volume II

For non-gourmet types, that means your crock-pot. And I think it’s fine to substitute green cabbage for red cabbage.


  • 1 1/2 pounds bratwurst or any high quality sausage

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 cup beer

  • 1 head cabbage, quartered, cored, and sliced

  • 2 yellow onions thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds

  • 2 pippin or small granny smith apples, sliced

  • salt and pepper


Brown the meat, make a sauce of the vinegar, beer, and sugar. Mix everything else in a bowl, then transfer to crock pot, pour the sauce over, put the meat on top. Cook on low 4-6 hours. Serves 4.