red cabbage

Give your red cabbage a burst of flavour by braising with apples, chilli, onions, herbs and spices – it’s certainly one way to warm up your winter veg!
Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 1 hr 45 mins
Total time: 2 hrs
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips


    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • Good-sized knob of butter
    • 1 red onion, peeled and cut into thin wedges
    • 1⁄2 a red cabbage, about 350g shredded
    • 1 large clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
    • 1⁄2 a red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
    • 2 rosemary sprigs
    • 1 large or 2 small dessert apples (we used Pink Lady)
    • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
    • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
    • 200ml red wine
    • Salt and ground black pepper


    1. Set the oven to 160°C/320°F/Gas Mark 3. Heat the oil and butter in a large ovenproof pan. Add the onion and cook gently for 10 mins.
    1. Stir in the cabbage, garlic, chilli, rosemary, coarsely grated apple, sugar, vinegar and wine. Season well.
    1. Cover with Bakewell paper, then a lid and bake for 11⁄2 – 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Check the seasoning before serving with roast meat or spicy sausages and mash. For a glossier finish to the dish, drizzle the cabbage with more olive oil and stir in lightly.

Nutritional information per portion

fat 6.0g saturates 2.5g calories 164(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.