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Braised Red Cabbage

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This braised red cabbage is rich and spiced, perfect for winter. Red Cabbage is a common accompaniment for British Christmas dinner, Sunday Roasts and game birds like duck. 

Braised Red Cabbage on a white plate next to spices

About Red Cabbage

Red Cabbage is part of the Brassica oleracea group. The plant leaves change colour from red to purple depending on the ph level of the soil it has been grown in. Cabbage is a sessional plant which is seeded in spring and harvested late Autumn/Fall. 

Red Cabbage Health Benefits

  • Red cabbage is packed with vitamins A, C & K. Red cabbage contains approximately 95% of the recommended daily vitamin C in just 100 grams.
  • Despite only having 31 calories per 100 grams, red cabbage is linked to stronger bones, lower inflammation and a healthier heart.
Braised Red Cabbage on a white plate with a fork

Sunday Roast & Christmas Dinner

Braised red cabbage is just one of many side dishes you will find with either a British Christmas dinner or Sunday roast. More common accompaniments include Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, sessional vegetables and gravy.

If you are looking for more side dishes for your Sunday roast or Christmas dinner try one of these delicious recipes!

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Braised Red Cabbage on a white plate next to spices

Braised Red Cabbage

Jack Slobodian
This braised red cabbage is rich and spiced, perfect for this time of year. Especially with Christmas just around the corner! 
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Servings 8 People
Calories 178 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 Red cabbage Finely Sliced
  • 125 ml Red wine Vinegar
  • 125 g Brown sugar
  • 750 ml Red wine
  • 1 Star nise
  • 1 Cinemon stick
  • 4 Green cardamom Optional
  • Freshly grated Nutmeg Optional
  • Sea Salt

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot over a medium heat add the sugar and vinegar, bring to a simmer and reduce the mixture until it becomes a thin syrup.
  • Add the red cabbage and sauté for 10-15 minutes, until the cabbage has halved in size.
  • Pour in the red wine and add the spices. Mix thoroughly. Turn down the heat to medium-low and cook until the cabbage is tender and the red wine has a syrup consistency (approximately 1 hour).
  • Take out the cinnamon stick and star anise. Season with sea salt and serve fresh from the pot.

Notes

  • You can add your spices to a bouquet garni so that it easier to take out after cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 38mgPotassium: 414mgFiber: 3gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 1173IUVitamin C: 60mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Christmas Dinner, Christmas Red Cabbage, Spiced Red Cabbage, Sunday Roast
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Recipe Rating




Kari Hermann

Tuesday 17th of March 2020

I haven't had braised cabbage in years - I forgot how good it is. Thanks for the great recipe!

Jackslobodian

Monday 22nd of June 2020

No problem :)

Dannii

Tuesday 17th of March 2020

We always make this as part of our Sunday roast dinner.

Jackslobodian

Monday 22nd of June 2020

Me too!

Lauren Vavala | DeliciousLittleBites

Tuesday 17th of March 2020

I love cabbage and eat it all the time, but never though to add brown sugar and cinnamon to it. I'm making this with the extra cabbage from St. Patty's dinner tonight!

Jackslobodian

Monday 22nd of June 2020

Oooh I hope it tasted delicious!

kim

Tuesday 17th of March 2020

Yum! Love this recipe! It was so easy and tasty. Will definitely be making this one again!

Jackslobodian

Monday 22nd of June 2020

Thank you :)

Emese

Saturday 7th of December 2019

I love the gorgeous purple color of cabbage. It is a great addition to any festive dinner table. Thanks for the recipe. I'll definitely make this.

Jackslobodian

Monday 13th of January 2020

Thank you :)