Braised Red Cabbage with Red Onion and Apples

Total Time
1hr 15mins
15 mins
1 hr

Posted in response to a request, taken from The New Canadian Basics Cookbook. The cookbook states this is a wonderful side dish to serve with pork, poultry and sausages, and I'd have to agree.

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  1. In a large heavy saucepan, over medium heat, heat the oil then add onion and cook for 5 minutes or until softened.
  2. Stir in cabbage, garlic and apples.
  3. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until cabbage begins to wilt.
  4. Stir in stock, vinegar, sugar and bay leaf.
  5. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes or until cabbage is soft and liquid has evaporated.
  6. Remove bay leaf and season with salt and pepper to taste.
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5 5

Our local super had a sale on red cabbage and I decided to try this recipe last night. I can highly recommend it, and this will be added to my recipe list. Very flavorful combination including the chicken stock, wine, and brown sugar. Since I'm a garlic lover, I added a couple extra cloves of garlic. Easy, flavorful side dish. Thanks, Lennie!

This is a great recipe - only change I made was adding a couple of pieces of crumbled bacon - my sister-in-law used to make it many years ago and she used bacon with a little pit of bacon grease (today that's probably not a good idea)! Oh, and try adding balsemic vinegar in place of the red wine - gives it a better sweet/sour taste. Anyway, my husband loved it - we ate all of it in one sitting!!!!

4 5

Nice and simple and very healthy! Not too sweet. Next time I might try it with a tad more brown sugar and vinegar. Thanks Lennie