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Homemade Sauerkraut

Making Homemade Sauerkraut is easy with this recipe using shredded red cabbage. The traditional German side dish is made with vinegar and is a delicious naturally fermented food.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine German
Keyword Homemade Sauerkraut
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 66kcal
Author Jennifer Quisenberry


Ingredients to Make Homemade Sauerkraut

  • 1 bag Red Cabbage
  • 1/4 cup Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp Caraway Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Water


Instructions to Make Homemade Sauerkraut

  • Add cabbage to a saute pan. Turn to medium heat.
  • Pour vinegar, water, sugar, and caraway seeds over the top.
  • Stir well. Cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat then turn to low.
  • Stir every few minutes. Cook until cabbage is tender. If like some crisp you can do it that way too. It's really cooked to the preference of texture.
  • Serve with roasted meats.


Please note that nutrition facts are subject to change based on your choice of ingredients.