Braised Red Cabbage in a blue bowl

Braised Red Cabbage

Braised red cabbage is the ultimate side dish for your holiday table! Add some apple and make it extra delicious! An easy recipe to impress your guests.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine German, International
Keyword braised red cabbage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 104 kcal


  • 1 large red cabbage
  • 2 red apples
  • 2 small onions
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1.5 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup red wine (alternatively pomegranate juice)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/3-1/2 cup cranberry sauce (optional)


  1. Shred cabbage, apples and peeled onion if you have a herb infuser. If you don't have a herb infuser (see video) cut the onion in half to press in cloves.

  2. Add all shredded ingredients to a large heavy bottomed pot or slow cooker and pour vegetable stock and red wine into it.

  3. Add cloves and cinnamon sticks to herb infuser or press cloves into halved onions and press into the pot until submerged in the liquid at the bottom.

  4. Bring to a boil and then immediately reduce heat to a low simmer, cover and let simmer for about 3 hours or until the cabbage is nice and soft and reduced in amount to about half. 

  5. Alternatively, turn on the slow cooker for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.

  6. Remove lid and let most liquid evaporate while constantly stirring in oder to prevent from burning (this only takes about 10 minutes).

  7. This is where you want to add the cranberry sauce if you're adding any. 

  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve hot.

Recipe Video
Nutrition Facts
Braised Red Cabbage
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104
% Daily Value*
Sodium 217mg9%
Potassium 456mg13%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1700IU34%
Vitamin C 84.2mg102%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.