Braised Red Cabbage

Braised Red Cabbage is such a tasty fall side dish with a gorgeous jewel-toned color. It has a wonderful sweet and a little sour flavor that pairs wonderfully with pork or chicken, and of course, German sausage. Cabbage side dishes are some of my very favorite.

Braised Red Cabbage

 

Just a little bit of brown sugar really helps bring out the sweet flavor along with a grated Granny Smith apple. Because the apple is grated, it blends in with the cabbage really well and adds flavor without being all that noticeable.

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A few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar adds some tang.

Braised Red Cabbage

 

If desired, add a few caraway seeds. They will add a earthly, anise flavor. But be careful with caraway seeds.  A little goes a long way.

Braised Red Cabbage

 

Tips for making Braised Red Cabbage

  • Use a very large pot. The raw cabbage will take up a lot of space. It will cook down considerably.
  • It will take a good 20 to 30 minutes for the cabbage to completely cook down.
  • You can tweak this recipe to suit your personal tastes. Add a little more or less brown sugar to make it more/less sweet. Or add more apple cider vinegar to give it more tang.

Braised Red Cabbage

 

Braised Red Cabbage

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Braised Red Cabbage
Prep Time
8 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
38 mins
 

Braised Red Cabbage is such a tasty fall side dish with a gorgeous jewel-toned color. It has a wonderful sweet and a little sour flavor. 

Course: Side Dish
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped
  • 1 granny smith apple chopped
  • 1 medium head of red cabbage sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds optional
Instructions
  1. Melt butter over medium heat in a Dutch oven. Add onion and cook about 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add apple and cabbage. Cook and stir for a few minutes to wilt cabbage down some.
  3. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 20 to 30 minutes or until cabbage is completely cooked down.

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