Red-Wine Braised Cabbage and Onions

120 mins (prep 60)
15 ingredients
makes 8 to 10 servings
This dish is the vegetable incarnation of mulled wine—the cabbage and onions soak up all the flavor of the red wine and spices, becoming incredibly aromatic.

Categories:  fall , thanksgiving , vegetable ,
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  • 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 pound red onions, halved lengthwise, then cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 (3-pound) head of red cabbage, cut lengthwise into 8 wedges and wedges cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices (16 cups)
  • 2 cups dry red wine (from a 750-ml bottle)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 firm sweet apple, such as honey crisp, gala, or fuji, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 turkish or 1/2 california bay leaf
  • special equipment: a 6-inch square of cheesecloth; kitchen string


Serving Size (80.46 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 20.85 Calories from Fat 0.9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.1g 1.2%
Saturated Fat 0.03g 1.19%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 369.9mg 123.3%
Total Carbohydrate 4.59g 12.25%
Dietary Fiber 0.25 g 8.14%
Sugars 3.92 g %
Protein 0.08g 1.3%
Vitamin A 1.2IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 9.28mg% Iron 0.16mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
red onions, dry red wine, firm, sweet apple, whole black peppercorns, or, cheesecloth, a, special equipment