Sweet Red Cabbage Recipe

This is not one of my usual image heavy posts, but you know when you create something  that just works and tastes amazing. Something that never occurred to me to make from scratch before. Red cabbage has to be one of my fave parts of a roast dinner. So I just had to share this Red Cabbage Recipe with you, it’s a game changer.

I don’t feel a roast dinner is complete without sweet braised red cabbage.

It’s a real highlight for me. But its hard to get red cabbage at this time of year.  However you can get fresh red cabbages all year round.  Usually gracing Christmas orders nearer to the big event. So when I went in hunt for sweet red cabbage last week and was told it was a seasonal product, I stood in the supermarket and googled the recipe. And let me telling you I wont be buying it again. Like always home-made is best. And in this case this braised red cabbage recipe is a hell of a lot cheaper and sooo easy!

How do I make braised red cabbage?

Check out the recipe below which is perfect red cabbage for Christmas Dinner and Sunday Roasts.

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Sweet Red Cabbage Recipe


Sweet Red Cabbage Recipe


  • Half a red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of canderel spoonful or sugar
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • Salt and Pepper to season


  1. Thinly slice the cabbage and cook in the melted butter until it is all coated and softened for around 5 minutes on a medium heat
  2. Add the sugar and ensure the cabbage is well coated
  3. Add the balsamic vinegar and simmer, then turn down to a medium low heat and cover for 30-40 minutes until the cabbage is soft and sweet.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
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Festive sweet braised red cabbage recipe, quick and easy to make and perfect to accompany Sunday roast dinners and Chrsitmas dinner

1 Comment

  1. 9th September 2017 / 2:27 pm

    This looks so yummy. I love cabbage but I’ve always had it with a bit of tumeric and mustard seed, it’s so nice. I’m going to have to try this!

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