braised red cabbage in a white serving bowl

Braised Red Cabbage

Braised Red Cabbage is a healthy, delicious side dish. Paleo, gluten free, grain free, and low carb.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 4 slices nitrate-free bacon diced 
  • 1 head red cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1/2 large vidalia onion thinly sliced
  • 1 1/4 cups beef stock or chicken
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp red wine a good drinking wine is best
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium-low heat until fat is rendered and bacon is crispy. Add onions and cook about 5 minutes longer, until onions are translucent.  Add cabbage and thyme and cook for 15 minutes or until cabbage wilts.  
  2. Pour stock, vinegar and wine over cabbage; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes more.  Season with sea salt and pepper and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Cookstr