Braised Red Cabbage


This traditional dish of braised red cabbage with apple, cinnamon and bay leaves is a winter favourite. Spice up your Christmas dinner with this winter warmer. Serves at least 10 people.

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Braised red cabbage
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2014-12-22, this recipe is for 10 people and takes 1 hours 20 minutes.

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Updated at: 27-08-2023

1 hours 20 minutes 10 people Side dishes
Braised red cabbage


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  • 1 red cabbage
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 2 apples
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 150 ml red wine vinegar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cloves
  • 40 grams sugar
  • 60 grams butter
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  • One large saucepan, or casserole, enough to fit the whole cabbage
  • Chef's knife
  • Chopping board

Braised Red Cabbage

1 hours 20 minutes 10 people Side dishes

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Preparation 5 minutes

Slice the red cabbage into fine strips. Make a packet of the spices, so that you can easily remove them from the cabbage once cooking is complete. A tea infuser works well for this.  

Braised red cabbage
Braised red cabbage

Cooking the red cabbage  1 hour and 15 minutes

Melt the butter in a large saucepan or casserole, and sauté the red cabbage for a few minutes. Lower the heat and add the sugar, red wine vinegar, 3 cinnamon sticks and the packet of spices.

Place the lid on the pan and let it simmer for 45 minutes. Stir well every now and then. Meanwhile, peel the apples and dice them.

After 45 minutes, add the apples to the pan and cook for another half hour. Season the braised red cabbage with salt and pepper. Taste and add some extra ground cinnamon if desired.

Remove the spice package from the red cabbage after cooking. Serve immediately. Enjoy your meal!

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