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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



  • 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


  • 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.


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


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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