Braised red cabbage

A must try braised red cabbage with apple, cinnamon and bay leaves. Spice up your christmas meal with this delicious recipe. Serves 10 people easily.

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
  • 1.5 dl red wine vinegar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cloves
  • 40 gram sugar
  • 60 gram butter
Braised red cabbage ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • One big pan, big enough to fit the whole cabbage.
  • Chef's knife
  • Cutting board


1 hours 20 minutes 10 people Side dishes

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With Christmas just around the corner, you might be looking for a nice and filling side-dish. This braised red cabbage is exactly that! Your Christmas dinner will be complemented with the smells and taste of red cabbage, apples and cinnamon. Delicious! 

Preparation -- 5 minutes

SLICE the red cabbage into fine slices. Make a herb package, we've used a larger tea strainer for this. You can also use some string, but you'll have to look for the cloves later on. 

Braised red cabbage
Braised red cabbage

Cooking the red cabbage -- 1 hour 15 minutes

MELT the butter in a big pan and saute the red cabbage for a few minutes. Turn down the heat and ADD 1.5 dl red wine vinegar, 3 cinnamon sticks, two bay leaves and 6 cloves. STIR occasionally while having the lid on top.

Let simmer for about 45 minutes. In the meanwhile, you can clean and peel the two apples and dice them. If you decide to dice the apples sooner, you can sprinkle the diced apples with some lemon juice, this will prevent being discoloured.

Add the diced apples and sugar, let simmer for another half an hour. Season with sea salt and pepper, you can add some extra cinnamon powder if you find that the red cabbage is a bit faint.

REMOVE the herbs, this is why we made the herb package earlier on.

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