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Braised Cabbage

Braised Cabbage

Simple side dishes are as versatile as they are tasty and it’s good to have a few in your cooking repertoire. Maple roasted carrots and roasted bell peppers are great recipes to get started with, and it is a salubrious idea to include cabbage as well, for cabbage is a beneficial source of vitamins C, K and B6.

Cabbage is a lovely vegetable as it can be consumed raw, fermented, steamed, sautéed, baked or stuffed. To add to its charm, it is inexpensive as well, so a head or two goes a long way. Perhaps the most common way to eat loads of cabbage is the form of sauerkraut, and truth be told fermented foods are extremely wonderful for your wellbeing, but there are times when a more basic simmered cabbage will do. Add the spices you like, caraway is a good match, yet a classic combo of bacon and onion will do nicely too.

Choose a couple of firm heads of cabbage for this dish, both purple and green, to diversify the simpleness, and serve it with some slow cooked spicy pulled pork. Make it a meal easy to prepare and clean up after. It is up to you whether you add some scrumptious sweet potato wedges, or not.

Braised Cabbage Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 15 minCook: 30 min

Protein: 6g / %

Carbs: 14g / %

Fat: 4g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 2 small cabbage heads, cut into wedges
  • 4 bacon slices
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cabbage Preparation


  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  2. Set bacon aside keeping some of the bacon fat in the skillet.
  3. Add the cabbage wedges cut side down and cook  4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add the onion and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Stir in the vinegar and cook over medium-high heat until reduced by half.
  6. Add the cider, reduce heat and bring to a light simmer, cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Crumble the bacon and sprinkle on top of the cabbage and serve.
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