Octoberfest Bratwurst Recipe with German-Style Red Cabbage

Octoberfest Bratwurst Recipe by The Culinary Lion

Octoberfest German-Style Red Cabbage with Bratwurst and Horseradish Mustard Aioli

Celebrate Octoberfest with this delectable German-inspired dish featuring tender braised red cabbage, flavorful Pederson's Double Smoked Bratwurst, and a zesty horseradish mustard aioli. A culinary creation that promises a mouthwatering experience.

Octoberfest Bratwurst Recipe Ingredients

Braised Red Cabbage: a Bratwurst Recipe Essential

  • 1 Red Cabbage, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Scallions, divided
  • 1 tbsp Caraway Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 2 tsp Real Salt
  • 1 Package of Pederson's Farms No Sugar Bacon

Horseradish Mustard Aioli:

  • ⅓ cup Mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup Whole Grain Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Horseradish
  • 1 tbsp Thinly Sliced Scallions
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Pederson's Signature Bratwurst Sausage:

Directions For Cooking Octoberfest Bratwurst 

Start by thinly slicing the red cabbage using a mandolin. Season it with real salt and let it sit for 15 minutes to draw out moisture. Afterwards, drain the excess liquid.

Cabbage for Bratwrust Recipe

slice the white part of the scallions and reserve the green parts for the aioli and garnish.

Scallions for Octoberfest Bratwurst Braised Cabbage

For the cabbage preparation, slice the white part of the scallions and reserve the green parts for the aioli and garnish.
render fat from bacon for recipe
On low heat, render the fat from the no sugar bacon until fully cooked. Set the bacon aside. Next, add butter, Monkfruit Sweetener, scallions, and caraway seeds to the pan. Bloom the mixture for about a minute.

Increase the heat to medium and introduce the sliced red cabbage. Sauté the cabbage until it starts to soften, which should take about 10 minutes. Incorporate the apple cider vinegar and continue cooking until the cabbage has fully absorbed the fats and the vinegar has reduced. This should take an additional 15 minutes. Aim for an al dente texture in the cabbage. 
Brown Pederson's Bratwurst over medium heat and place on top.
To capture the true essence of Octoberfest, add Pederson's Bratwurst. Brown evenly over medium heat.
For the Horseradish Mustard Aioli, combine all the listed ingredients. This aioli can be refrigerated for up to 14 days.

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