Braised Red Cabbage with Balsamic

This makes the perfect side dish for almost anything but we love it with Corned Beef and Cabbage instead of the plain old Green Cabbage. We prefer using our Traditional Balsamic but you can use any flavor to bring this dish to life.



  1. Peel and thinly slice the onion.
  2. Remove the core from the Cabbage and shred into strips.
  3. Peel the apples, then chop into small pieces.
  4. Finely slice the bacon.
  5. Drizzle Olive Oil into a pan over a medium heat, add the bacon, then crush and add the fennel seeds and cook until golden.
  6. Add the onion, cover, and continue to cook for 5 to 10 minutes, or until lightly golden and sticky.
  7. Scatter in the apple and cabbage, season with sea salt, black pepper and the Balsamic, then stir well.
  8. Put the lid back on, reduce the heat to low and cook gently for 1 hour, or until sticky and sweet, stirring occasionally.
  9. Scoop into a serving dish, place the butter on top, then serve.

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a key component for this recipe but you have many options. We like to use a Robust Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil for it’s smooth taste with a nice peppery finish but almost any flavored oil will also work just as well.

The sky is the limit when choosing a Balsamic to vary the flavor of the blend. Traditional Balsamic is the most popular to use but savory flavors also work really well. Some great alternatives are Garlic, Onion and Rosemary or Fig.

This dipping blend also makes a great salad dressing and you can experiment on the ingredient ratios for a sweeter or more robust blend.



  • In a small bowl, pour spice blend and top with olive oil. Mix well with a fork and let sit for at least 5 minutes
  • After the spices have absorbed some of the oil, add the balsamic and stir one more time.

We also have Gift Sets that accompany this recipe, each set contains everything you need to make the recipe with enough to spare to make multiple servings.