Crock Pot Red Cabbage and Onions

Cooked red cabbage side in a bowl

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  • Total: 6 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
107 Calories
0g Fat
24g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 107
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Protein 4g
Calcium 131mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This colorful side dish pairs perfectly with apple-topped pork chops or any other simple pork recipe.

Red cabbage is sweeter than green (or white) cabbage and has such a beautiful color, even after it's cooked. These veggies have lots of cancer-fighting nutrients. You can find cabbage year-round at the grocery store. It's such an inexpensive vegetable, and it's so good for you.

To prepare a head of cabbage, rinse it first under cool running water. Then, using a sharp butcher's knife, cut the cabbage in half through the stem. Cut the stem and surrounding thick leaves out of both halves. Then turn the cabbage cut-side down and slice. Cut the slices to form pieces of about 1/2-inch thickness.

Red onion is another healthy vegetable. It is sweeter than a yellow onion and can be found in most produce departments. Its shelf life isn't as long as its yellow or white counterpart, so use it within a week.


Steps to Make It

  1. Spray a 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Combine cabbage, red onion, and garlic in the prepared slow cooker.

  3. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, sugar, salt, white pepper, and water. Stir well to dissolve the sugar and salt.

  4. Pour over the cabbage in the slow cooker.

  5. Cover and cook on low, stirring twice during cooking time, for 6 to 8 hours until cabbage is tender. Serve immediately.


  • You can double this recipe if you'd like; just use a larger slow cooker. Remember to always fill crock pots 1/2 to 3/4 full for best results. If there isn't enough food in a crock pot, the food may overcook and burn. If it's too full, the food may not cook in the allotted time, or it may overflow the appliance. Remember that foods have water that leaks out during cooking, and there's no evaporation in a slow cooker.
  • For a sweet and savory contrast, feel free to add a chopped apple to this mixture.

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