Braised Red Cabbage with Red Wine and Apples

This is a delicious, hearty dish that is perfect for winter. The combination of red cabbage, red wine and apples gives it a lovely sweet and sour flavour, and it is really simple to make.


  • 1 red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large saucepan, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, for 1-2 hours, or until the cabbage is tender.
  3. Serve hot.

Potential changes & improvements

If you want a bit more of a kick, you could add some mustard to the dish. This would go particularly well with some smoked sausage or bacon.

What other food it works well with

Braised red cabbage is a great side dish for roasted meat or poultry. It would also be delicious with some mashed potatoes.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake is to overcook the cabbage. It should be tender, but still have a bit of bite to it. Another mistake is to not shred the cabbage finely enough. If it is in too large of pieces, it will take longer to cook and will not absorb the flavours as well.

Nutritional Information

This dish is high in fibre and vitamin C. It is also low in calories and fat.


This dish contains gluten.

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