Matt's Recipe Book

Braised red cabbage

Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time2 hours

I like this with a roast – we quite often have it at Christmas. You need a cabbage that's maybe about 1kg.


  • 1 red cabbage
  • 1 red onion
  • 100g soft light brown sugar
  • 100ml cider vinegar
  • 150ml red wine
  • 25g butter
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Cut the cabbage into quarters and core it. Shred it using a food processor (or a knife). Peel and slice the onion.
  2. To a large pan add the cabbage and onion, along with the rest of the ingredients. Season and bring to a soft simmer. Cover and cook for about 90 minutes, then remove the lid and cook for a further 30 minutes or so until tender.