My Grandma’s Braised Cabbage

2 tablespoons butter
1 yellow onion, sliced with the grain
1/2 head large or 1 small red cabbage, quartered, thinly sliced (core removed)
1 tart apple, peeled and grated
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup red wine
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, plus a splash
1/4 cup water
Salt and freshly ground pepper

In a medium pot or Dutch oven, cook the onions in the butter over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the cabbage and cook, stirring, for a few minutes. Add the apple, brown sugar, wine, vinegar, and water, and bring up to a simmer, stirring. Cover and braise for 30 minutes, stirring once and checking on the texture. Cook a little less for a firmer cabbage; a little more for softer cabbage. Add a small splash of cider vinegar just before serving.

4 to 6 servings
Prep & Cooking Time:
40 minutes
Skill Level: