Rosemary braised red cabbage with kabanos

Rosemary braised red cabbage with kabanos

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 2 hrs


Serves 4
Smoked Polish sausages and slow-cooked cabbage make up this versatile dish that works as a main or substantial side

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal440
  • fat24g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars45g
  • fibre3g
  • protein13g
  • salt1.64g
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  • ½ red cabbage
    Red cabbage on a plate

    Red cabbage

    red cab-idge

    A favourite winter vegetable served hot with roasted game birds but equally good as a colourful…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • knob of butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 125ml red wine vinegar
  • 140g soft dark brown sugar
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 rosemary sprigs



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 1 large Bramley apple, cored and roughly chopped
    Bramley apples

    Bramley apple

    bram-lee app-el

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  • 8 kabanos sausages, cut into finger lengths


  1. Halve the cabbage, remove the tough stem and thinly slice. Place in a large pan with all the other ingredients apart from the sausages, then mix in 300ml water and some salt and pepper.

  2. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat, cover with a well-fitting lid and gently cook for 1½ hrs, stirring frequently. If too dry, you can add a little more water.

  3. Add the kabanos to the cabbage mixture, place a lid on the pan and gently simmer for 20 mins. Remove the lid and cook for a further 10 mins. Serve alongside some simple mash or boiled potatoes.

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dave6376's picture
6th Jan, 2020
Maybe I'm just incompetent but this took a lot longer than 10 minutes preparation, I'd say 20-25 minutes. It's well worth the effort though.
21st Aug, 2019
very nice, although a little bit too sweet. Next time I'll try it with less sugar and see how it goes,
1st Jan, 2012
We had this red cabbage on Christmas day (without the sausages) and it was really popular, especially with my one year old nephew!!
29th Nov, 2011
Really very lovely. Forgot to add the chilli but still very good.
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