Delicious Slow Cooker Red Cabbage Recipe

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As the leaves change colours and the air takes on a crisp, autumnal chill, there’s nothing quite like the comfort of hearty, home-cooked meals and Sunday roast dinners with delicious slow cooker red cabbage to warm the soul. When it comes to autumn culinary delights, one often overlooked gem is red cabbage.

While you may associate it with traditional Christmas holiday side dishes, like braised red cabbage, there’s a way to elevate this humble vegetable to a new flavour and convenience: the slow cooker. Also check out my apple sauce for the perfect roast accompaniment.

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Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Red Cabbage for Roast Dinner

The challenge for me has been finding a delicius Red Cabbage recipe that’s easy to make and relatively low fat. I can have an extra Yorkshire pudding then. (Gluten Free of course)

 Whether you’re a seasoned home chef looking for new ideas or someone just dipping their toes into the world of slow cooking, this recipe for slow cooker red cabbage is a must-try. 

So, get ready to embark on a culinary journey that transforms a humble head of red cabbage into a mouthwatering instant pot gluten free masterpiece. Let’s dive in and discover how to create this autumnal delight that’s bound to become a family favorite for taste as well as looks.

Check Out my Speedy How to Make Slow Cooker Red Cabbage Video, to See How Easy it is.

Ingredients for Easy Slow Cooker Red Cabbage?

  • 1 medium red cabbage, coarsely shredded.
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 2 apples ( I used a pink lady or granny smith apples but whatever is in your fruit bowl)
  • Cinnamon spice
  • 1 tbsp Sweetener or brown sugar
  • Red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar 50 ml
  • Balsamic vinegar 50ml 
  • Apple Juice 50ml
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 slow cooker/ crock pot ( I use a Von Chef) which is great value at £19.99
Ingredients for this recipe

How To Make Sticky Slow Cooker Red Cabbage

  1. Using a sharp knife chop the cabbage by cutting into quarters and discard the outer leaves and hard inner core, then slice into strips
  2. Halve the onion and chop into strips
  3. Remove the core and dice the apple
  4. Add all the ingredients into the slow cooker and gently stir
Slimming world slow cooker cabbage
  1. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 5 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally until it’s tender, you don’t want the cabbage to overcook and go mushy.
  2. If you don’t want to cook in the slow cooker or do not have the time, place it in a saucepan or oven-proof dish and cover it with foil; cooking this way is quicker. I would expect it to take 2 hours in the oven.
  3. Cook in batches a freeze in freezer bags for dinner-ready portions, which can be reheated in a pan or the microwave.
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The Health Benefits of Red Cabbage

When it comes to incorporating vibrant, nutritious vegetables into your diet, red cabbage deserves a spot in the spotlight. This cruciferous gem not only adds a burst of color to your plate but also boasts an impressive array of health benefits that can supercharge your well-being.

From its rich antioxidant content to its ability to support a healthy heart and immune system, red cabbage offers a wide range of health advantages that may surprise you.

Braised cabbage is also a staple for serving with Christmas Dinner and pulled pork with apple sauce.

Can You Freeze Red Cabbage?

Yes, you can; I batch cook this easy slow cooker red cabbage and then bag up into portion-ready bags or an airtight container and pop in the fridge for the next day or freeze. This is perfect for those Sundays when you want to cook a quick roast or to serve with pulled pork, pork chops or a pie.

Also check out my EASY APPLE SAUCE RECIPE and BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH PANCETTA recipes.

Alernative or Additional Ingredients

Play with flavours and pop in any flavours you love, ass addional spices such as nutmeg, allspice, ground cloves or a cinnamon stick. Plus raisins to add and additional sweetness.

Delicious slow cooker red cabbage
slow cooker red cabbage recipe

Slow Cooker Red Cabbage

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 50 minutes

Slow cooker red cabbage to warm the soul. When it comes to autumn culinary delights, one often overlooked gem is red cabbage.

Instructions

    1. Using a sharp knife chop the cabbage by cutting into quarters and discard the outer leaves and hard inner core, then slice into strips
    2. Halve the onion and chop into strips
    3. Remove the core and dice the apple
    4. Add all the ingredients into the slow cooker and gently stir
    5. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 5 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally until it’s tender, you don’t want the cabbage to overcook and go mushy.
    6. If you don’t want to cook in the slow cooker or do not have the time, place it in a saucepan or oven-proof dish and cover it with foil; cooking this way is quicker. I would expect it to take 2 hours in the oven.
    7. Cook in batches a freeze in freezer bags for dinner-ready portions, which can be reheated in a pan or the microwave.

Notes

Can You Freeze Red Cabbage?

Yes, you can; I batch cook this easy slow cooker red cabbage and then bag up into portion-ready bags or an airtight container and pop in the fridge for the next day or freeze. This is perfect for those Sundays when you want to cook a quick roast or to serve with pulled pork, pork chops or a pie.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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