Braised red cabbage

Braised red cabbage

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Braised red cabbage


Red cabbage is an amazingly versatile autumn vegetable that can be used in a range of dishes; coleslaws, stir-frys, stews and more. This braised cabbage recipe is easy to cook and makes the perfect side dish for roasts. It’s also a staple of many Christmas dinners!

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 2-3 hours

Serves: 6-10


1 kg red cabbage, shredded
500g cooking apples, peeled and chopped
1 clove of garlic
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp cloves
3 tsp brown sugar
30 ml cider or red wine vinegar
250 ml cloudy apple juice
20g butter
Salt and pepper for seasoning


Preheat the oven to gas mark 2, 150°C, fan 130°C. Mix the shredded cabbage and chopped apple with salt and pepper, garlic, sugar and spices. Spoon the mixture into a large, lidded casserole dish and add the vinegar and apple juice. Add knobs of butter to the top and seal the lid before placing in the oven.

Cook for two to three hours, stirring occasionally and checking that the mixture doesn’t dry out. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.


Try adding raisins, cranberries or red onion to your mix, or adding more garlic, according to your personal preference!

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