My Grandma's Braised Cabbage

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 tablespoons butter

1 yellow onion, sliced with the grain

1/2 head large or 1 small red cabbage, quartered, thinly sliced (core removed)

1 tart apple, peeled and grated

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/4 cup red wine

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, plus a splash

1/4 cup water

Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a medium pot or Dutch oven, cook the onions in the butter over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the cabbage and cook, stirring, for a few minutes. Add the apple, brown sugar, wine, vinegar, and water, and bring up to a simmer, stirring. Cover and braise for 30 minutes, stirring once and checking on the texture. Cook a little less for a firmer cabbage; a little more for softer cabbage.
  2. Add a small splash of cider vinegar just before serving.
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