This Sweet & Sour Braised Cabbage Is The Perfect Side Dish

Take a load off your holiday prep with a make-ahead braised cabbage that won’t disappoint. This side dish pairs well with ham, turkey and even goose.

Braised Cabbage, side dishphoto credit: Donna Griffith
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8 to 10 servings 25minutes 75minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 to 10 servings 25minutes
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  1. Cut cabbage into quarters. Remove and discard core, and thinly slice each quarter crosswise. Peel and core apples and slice thinly.  
  2. Melt butter in a very large, wide pot over medium heat. Add onion and salt; cook until very soft and just tinged with gold, for 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add sliced cabbage and apples, juice and caraway seeds (if using). Bring to a boil and cover; reduce heat and simmer gently for 40 minutes or until cabbage and apples are completely tender.  
  4. Remove lid and increase heat to high. Cook, stirring often, until there is only about ½ to 1 inch of liquid remaining in the pot (about 5 minutes). Turn off heat and stir in vinegar.
  5. Make-ahead: Let cool completely and keep refrigerated for up to 3 days. Reheat in a pot on the stove, tasting and adding more vinegar and salt as needed.
Recipe Notes

Nutrients per serving: 90 calories, 2 g protein, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 17 g carbohydrates (4 g fibre), 6 mg cholesterol, 156 mg sodium

Best Health tip: Make this recipe vegan by using canola oil in place of butter.

Originally Published in Best Health Canada