Slow cooker red cabbage served in a bowl

Slow cooker red cabbage

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 4 hrs - 5 hrs


Serves 8

Dig out your slow cooker for this delicious red cabbage. Braised cabbage makes the perfect side dish for a festive lunch or roast dinner

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal137
  • fat3g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre4g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.12g
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  • 2 white onions, chopped
  • 4 Granny Smiths apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • zest 1 orange or 2 clementines



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  • 2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 200ml dry cider
  • 25g butter



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  1. Heat your slow cooker to Low. Peel the outer leaves from the cabbage and discard. Quarter the cabbage, removing the tough stem, then thinly slice. Arrange a layer of the cabbage on the bottom of your slow cooker, then top with some of the onions, apples, zest, mixed spice, sugar and some seasoning. Continue to create layers until you have used up these ingredients. Season. 

  2. Pour over the vinegar and cider and dot the butter on top. Cover with a lid and cook for 4-5 hrs until tender. Will keep in the fridge, covered, for up to three days or in the freezer for up to two months. Reheat in a pan or in the microwave. 

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Naomi Sheppard
2nd Jan, 2019
I made a big roast yesterday (chicken, gammon and all the trimmings) and this was a delicious accompaniment
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