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Sides, Vegetarian

Braised sweet-sour red cabbage

This Scandinavian-inspired dinner proved to be a perfect meal for friends. It's not what you would find on most restaurant menus, which may be one reason it had so much appeal. It also has tremendous flavor. Serve it family-style as ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour | Serves 8 to 10
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 red cabbage, cored and shredded (6 cups packed)
  • 1 large apple, cored and roughly chopped
  • Water
  • 3 tablespoons currant jelly
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Step 1Heat 1 tablespoon butter in 3-quart non-aluminum pot over medium-high heat. Add onion. Cook until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add cabbage, apple, 1 1/4 cups water, jelly, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Bring to boil. Stir until well mixed, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, until very tender with a slight crunch, about 40 minutes. If mixture is too dry, add more water as needed. Stir in remaining butter. Taste and adjust seasoning, vinegar and sugar. (Can be made a day ahead and refrigerated. Let come to room temperature before reheating. Gently reheat on stove top or in microwave until hot, adding more water if needed. Adjust seasonings.) Serve hot.

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