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Sweet Red Cabbage For Roast Dinner

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This sweet red cabbage recipe is not one of my usual image heavy posts, but you know when you create something that works and also tastes amazing. Additionally this is a recipe that it never occurred to me to make from scratch before. And easy recipes for red cabbage are just what we need on a frosty Sunday afternoon.

Yet Red cabbage has to be one of my favourite additions to a roast dinner. With this in mind I just had to share this recipe with you, In fact it’s a game changer.

Roast Dinner Is Not Complete Without Sweet Red Cabbage.

 It’s a real highlight for me. But it’s hard to buy red cabbage in the shops at many times of year.  However you can get fresh red cabbages all year round.  

Usually gracing Christmas isles nearer to the big event. So when I went in hunt for sweet red cabbage last week to serve with roast dinner. Much to my horror I was told it was a seasonal product. I Consequently stood in the supermarket and googled the recipe

And let me tell you I won’t be buying it again. As indeed like always, home-made is best. And in this case this braised sweet red cabbage recipe is a hell of a lot cheaper and sooo easy!

Easy Recipes For Red Cabbage With Only 5 Ingredients

Roast dinner is a big meal to make, this is an easy 5 ingredient red cabbage, perfect to throw in a pan and simmer away whilst roast dinner is cooking.

Shopping List

  • 1 red cabbage, coarsely chopped, make sure you remove the hard inner core and outer leaves.
  • 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tbsp of canderel spoonful or sugar 
  • 4 tbsp of butter
  • Salt and Pepper to season

How To Make Sweet Red Cabbage

Thinly sliced the red cabbage

Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat.

Add the red cabbage and coat with the butter

Cook until it softens usually around 5 minutes.

Add the sugar to the cabbage and gently mix to coat evenly.

Now add the balsamic vinegar to the pan

Simmer and then reduce the heat to medium low.

Cover the pan and simmer until the cabbage is thoroughly cooked and slightly soft, stirring often, for about 30-45 minutes depending how soft you like your red cabbage.

Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Can You Freeze Braised Red Cabbage?

Yes you can freeze once its been cooked. I always make up a couple of batches of cabbage and separate into portions in freezer bags. Which you can freeze for up to 3 months.

It’s also great to have ready in the freezer, ready to pull out for roast dinners and it makes Sundays so much easier having home made frozen portions ready to go. Just thoroughly defrost and reheat in a pan to use. 

Red Cabbage Recipe Variations

Try adding

  • Apple
  • Raisins
  • Cranberries
  • Star Annice

If you are looking for a lower fat version, click for my SLOW COOKER RED CABBAGE RECIPE

And for ideas of how to cook brussel sprouts with pancetta check out this this brussel sprout recipe here.

Sweet Red Cabbage Recipe

Yield:
6
Prep Time:
20 minutes
Cook Time:
45 minutes
Total Time:
1 hour 5 minutes

A delicious sweet braised red cabbage recipe, perfect for Sunday Roasts and Christmas Dinner


Ingredients

  • 1 red cabbage, coarsely chopped, make sure you remove the hard inner core and outer leaves.
  • 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tbsp of canderel spoonful or sugar
  • 4 tbsp of butter
  • Salt and Pepper to season

Instructions

    1. Thinly sliced the red cabbage
    2. Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat.
    3. Add the red cabbage and coat with the butter
    4. Cook until it softens usually around 5 minutes.
    5. Add the sugar to the cabbage and gently mix to coat evenly.
    6. Now add the balsamic vinegar to the pan
    7. Simmer and then reduce the heat to medium low.
    8. Cover the pan and simmer until the cabbage is thoroughly cooked and slightly soft, stirring often, for about 30-45 minutes depending how soft you like your red cabbage.
    9. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve

Notes

Can be frozen on the day of making.

Ensure you discard the outer leaves of the the cabbage and hard inner core.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6

Serving Size: 1

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 120Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g

 

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