Braised Red Cabbage

red cabbage

This is really easy to make and you can happily make it a few days before Christmas as the flavour improves after a day or two. You don’t need to stick rigidly to the recipe – if you prefer stronger flavours, add a little extra spice, and if you’ve got a sweet tooth you can add a splash of apple juice or a little extra sugar.


  • 1 red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 large cooking apple, peeled and grated
  • 2 red onions, peeled and finely sliced
  • 3-4 tbs brown sugar
  • 2-3 tbs red wine vinegar
  • Half tsp cinnamon
  • Half tsp ground cloves
  • Half a nutmeg, finely grated
  • Generous knob of butter


Mix everything together and put it into a casserole dish. Put a lid on it and cook it slowly in the oven at 140-160c for 2-3 hours. Give it a stir every so often.

That’s it. Simple as anything!