Sweet & sticky cabbage with bangers

Sweet & sticky cabbage with bangers

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr plus bangers


Serves 6

In this simple recipe, the cabbage is braised in blackcurrant cordial to add intense fruitiness and colour. Serve it with sausages as a change from onion marmalade - can be made ahead and is easy to scale up to feed-a-crowd

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal189
  • fat1g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars33g
  • fibre4g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 700g red cabbage, shredded
    Red cabbage on a plate

    Red cabbage

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  • 2 red onions, finely chopped
  • 2 red apples, grated
  • 50g dried sour cherries or cranberries
  • 200ml blackcurrant cordial or squash (not low-sugar)
  • 200ml red wine vinegar
  • knob of butter



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

  • 12 Cumberland sausages and mash (or jacket potatoes) to serve


  1. Mix the first six ingredients in a large lidded saucepan or flameproof casserole dish. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hr until the cabbage is really tender (or put in a slow cooker and cook on High for 4 hrs).

  2. Uncover the cabbage – if it looks watery, simmer, uncovered, for another 10 mins. Stir in the butter and season.

  3. Cook the sausages following pack instructions, then reheat the cabbage and serve with the sausages and mash. If you’re making this ahead, cook the cabbage for half the time, then cool. Brown the sausages in a pan, then tuck among the cabbage and chill until needed, for up to 24 hrs. Cover the cabbage and sausages and simmer for 40 mins until both are cooked through and the cabbage is syrupy.

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