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pot of braised red cabbage with fresh thyme on top

Braised Red Cabbage

Easy Braised red cabbage is a simple side dish recipe made with onions, bacon, beef stock, wine, and vinegar.  Not to mention, loaded with flavor!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine side
Keyword side dish, vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 62kcal
Author Amee


  • 4 slices bacon diced 
  • 1 head red cabbage thinly sliced
  • ½ large vidalia onion thinly sliced
  • 1 ¼ 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


  • In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium-low heat until fat is rendered and bacon is crispy.
    cooking bacon in a dutch oven
  • Meanwhile, chop the onions
    finely chopped onions
  • Add onions and cook about 5 minutes longer, until onions are translucent.  
    bacon and onions cooking in a dutch oven
  • Using a sharp knife or mandolin slicer, chop cabbage in thin strips
    chopped red cabbage in a bowl
  • Add cabbage and thyme and cook for 15 minutes or until cabbage wilts.  Pour stock, vinegar and wine over cabbage; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes more.  Season with sea salt and pepper and enjoy.
    cooked red cabbage with thyme


Recipe adapted from Cookstr


Serving: 1g | Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g