Red Cabbage, Instant Pot

Red Cabbage

German-Style Red Cabbage is a wonderful side for roast pork.


  • 1/2 medium head, red cabbage, 24oz (700gr) 
  • 1 apple, peeled, chopped (Granny Smith or other cooking apple)
  • 3oz (90gr) bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (3oz, 90ml) red wine
  • 1/3 cup (3oz, 90ml) apple juice 
  • 1/3 cup (3oz, 90ml) beef broth
  • 2 tbs cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs brown sugar


  • Set the Instant Pot to Sauté for 4 minutes.
  • Add olive oil, onion, bacon, and sauté, stirring frequently once it’s hot.
  • Add when sauté is finished, add red wine and stir well to scrape up any browned bits. 
  • Add all remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Secure cover, set Instant Pot to High Pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Natural release for 10 minutes then quick release.
  • Spoon into a bowl and serve


You can use the entire head of cabbage but only increase the liquids to 1/2 cup each. Use 4 tbs each vinegar and sugar, and 5oz bacon.
Cooking time includes coming up to pressure and releasing pressure.
My bacon does not release much fat so oil is needed to brown. You can skip the oil if yours has more fat.


Keywords: red cabbage, Instant Pot

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