Red cabbage with beetroot

Red cabbage with beetroot

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 45 mins - 1 hr

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Serves 8

Add some colour and vitamins to your plate with this aromatic cabbage dish. Perfect with boiled Christmas ham

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
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  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 1¼kg red cabbages, quartered, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 large onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 eating apples, such as Cox's, peeled quartered, cored and very thickly sliced
  • 4 raw beetroot, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, snapped in half
  • 3 star anise
  • 300ml red wine
  • 1 vegetable stock cube, crumbled
  • 25g butter

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  1. 1 Mix the sugar with 1 tsp salt and plenty of black pepper. In a large, heavy-bottomed pan, layer up a handful of the cabbage, onions, apples and beetroot with the spices and sprinkle with some of the sugar, repeating with the layers until all the ingredients are used up.
  2. Mix the wine, vinegar and stock cube, pour over the cabbage and dot the butter on top. Tightly cover the pan and bring to the boil over a medium heat. When you can hear it boiling, turn down the heat to low and simmer for 30 mins. Stir well – the mixture will have reduced and softened – then cover and simmer for 15-30 mins more depending on how soft you like it.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2009

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denishealey's picture

Delicious! I added a bit of red wine vinegar as well which gives a lovely tartness to go with the sweet. Can't wait to eat it!

careyj1's picture
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tasted good. Was a bit disappointed that the beetroot flavour didn't really come through. May try pan frying the beetroot first next time then layering as per the instructions.

annettelynn1974's picture
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Quite tasty! I added spiced wine instead of plain, dry red and some raisins. (I ignored the mention of vinegar.) Also, I didn't have star anise on hand, so I used whole cardamom and threw in a couple of cloves instead. Lovely colorful, savory dish to add to the spread.

romacrump's picture

Tried to do this - at then end of the method it says "mix the wine, vinegar and stock cube" However, in the ingredients there is no mention of vinegar!!!??

oolabetty's picture
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Just made this for christmas and it is fabulous, really tasty. I made it for 12 and it worked perfectly.