Bratwurst's Best Friend - Garlicky Cabbage with Mustard Seed


There's nothing wrong with piling on bratwurst condiments to hit all the tastes that you're craving, but sometimes it's nice to keep things streamlined. When it comes to outdoor grilling I like to keep things simple by having less bowls out on the table than more. Just makes life easier. So when it comes to sides, I try and consolidate flavors and maximize each dish. You want veggies and mustard and a little acidity on your brat? Great! You're all covered in this one dish. Fear not vegetarians, this is also boss on a veggie burger!



  • 1 purple cabbage, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 large cloves of garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons stone ground mustard

  • 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped

  • salt to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat

  2. Add the garlic and a big pinch of salt

  3. Saute until aromatic

  4. Add the cabbage with another big pinch of salt and cook until cabbage begins to wilt

  5. Throw the butter and apple cider vinegar and cook until soft, around 10 minutes

  6. Finish with the mustard, parsley and salt to taste