Braised Red Cabbage

November/December 1995

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With its slightly tart accent and caraway seasoning, braised red cabbage is an excellent foil to the richness of the roast pork.

Braised Red Cabbage


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 onions, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 red cabbage (about 3 pounds), halved, cored and sliced
  • 2/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, until the onions start to turn golden, about 8 minutes. Add cabbage and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage wilts, about 5 minutes. Stir in broth, caraway seeds and sugar; bring to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat until very tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Uncover and stir in vinegar. Increase heat to high, and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat gently over low heat or in the microwave.


Per serving: 79 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 16 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 3 g protein; 4 g fiber; 95 mg sodium; 464 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (167% daily value), Vitamin A (38% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 2 vegetable

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