Red Wine braised Cabbage with Caramelized Chestnuts | © 2013 |

This red wine braised cabbage makes a great side dish to roasted poultry, pork or game meats, but you can enjoy it with bulgur or wild rice and caramelized chestnuts for a hearty and healthy meal. Goose fat can be substituted with butter and red wine with grape juice instead.

Red Wine braised Cabbage with Caramelized Chestnuts

adapted from Küchen Göetter
  • 800 g Red cabbage
  • 1 Large onion
  • 1 Large apple
  • 2 tbsp Goose fat
  • 5 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 100 ml Red wine
  • Salt and pepper
  • 200 g Vacuum-packed cooked chestnuts
  • 2 tbsp Caster sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp Butter
  1. Remove any wilted leaves on the outside of the cabbage. Cut the cabbage vertically into 4 parts.Remove the core and cut the cabbage into 5mm slices. Peel and dice the onion. Peel, core and dice the apple.
  2. Melt the goose fat in a large pan over medium heat. Add in onion and stir until translucent. Add in red cabbage and apple. Cook and stir briefly, then add in 4 tablespoons of red wine vinegar and red wine. Cover and cook for 40-50 minutes until almost all the liquid has evaporated. Taste and season with the remaining vinegar, salt and pepper.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons of sugar in a small pan over medium heat until lightly brown and caramelized. Remove the pan from the heat and add in butter and chestnuts. Cook over the low heat and gently stir until chestnuts are well coated with caramel. Fold the caramelized chestnuts into red cabbage. | © 2013 | | © 2013 |


Nina 4/1/13 05:50

This is so good. Vine and veggies...ummm yummm:) I haven't tried chestnuts yet...wud love to try some.

noobcook 4/1/13 06:46

looks lovely! wishing you a happy & delicious new year!~

Rosa's Yummy Yums 4/1/13 07:50

A delicious combination! Red cabbage is wonderful and so tasty.



My Italian Smorgasbord 4/1/13 09:34

simply amazing. I love chestnuts in every which way and cabbage and chestunts? wow

Sangeetha 4/1/13 09:59

Happy New Year Wishes to U! Interesting combo n love red cabbage, this sounds very delicious.

Foodycat 4/1/13 10:33

Caramelising chestnuts like that is such a good idea!

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen 4/1/13 11:42

I never eat braides cabbage, but the color in this dish is a reason to! It sounds amazing Angie! And I love chestnuts.

StephenC 4/1/13 12:06

There's no way you could have known I am preparing some sauteed red cabbage for guests tomorrow. I'll be borrowing a couple of ideas from you. Thanks.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 4/1/13 12:19

This would be fabulous with pork. Such a pretty dish and red cabbage is so colorful.

Caroline - All That I'm Eating 4/1/13 12:23

This looks wonderful, I love the colours and I bet it tastes so good!

pepper bowl 4/1/13 15:00

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What's Baking?? 4/1/13 15:39

Mouth watering. Wish I could taste it.

Anne Regalado 4/1/13 15:45

Simply delicious , Angie !

Eva 4/1/13 16:07

What an extraordinary dish, I'd never thought to pair the red cabbage with the chestnuts. Great idea Angie. And the goosefat is just decadent!

kitchen flavours 4/1/13 16:23

Looks so good! This is something new to me! Wish I could have some!

Stephanie @ henry happened 4/1/13 16:58

what an intriguing combination! I might just give it a try.

TasteHongKong 4/1/13 17:09

I see, chestnuts could pair with red cabbage in such a nice way.

Ann@Anncoo Journal 4/1/13 17:14

Looks pretty! I've never tried this before...

ahu 4/1/13 17:21

I love cabbage - looks delicious!

Koko 4/1/13 17:29

I've never tried cabbage prepared this way, but it looks divine!!

Susan 4/1/13 17:48

I love red cabbage, but have never had it with chestnuts. Looks amazing and a must try, XOXO

Finla 4/1/13 18:08

We always add appels, love the idea of adding chestnuts.

Anonymous 4/1/13 18:18

Gorgeous pics!

Lora 4/1/13 20:33

What an interesting recipe. The perfect winter accompaniment to a hearty meal.

Rebecca Subbiah 4/1/13 20:35

fab chestnut recipe and love the color

cakewhiz 4/1/13 21:29

my god angie! "extraordinary" is the word that comes to mind when i see this recipe ;)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 4/1/13 22:31

I wish I would have seen this recipe before I went to the store because we're having pork tonight. I really enjoy cabbage and this is a lovely preparation!

Erica 4/1/13 22:46

We have a similar recipe in Colombia and I love the combination of purple cabbage with apple.
Delicious recipe and I love all your extra flavors,Angie!

lena 5/1/13 00:54

such a pretty and interesting dish!bet it tastes superb!

Suzie 5/1/13 00:59

Your recipes are always so pretty and colorful! This sounds really good, I love the combination :) Have a great weekend!

Michelle @AmourBeurre 5/1/13 04:19

Where to find chestnuts!!? Then I am totally trying this!

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes 5/1/13 04:49

Would love to have a taste of this .... looks so inviting!

My Kitchen Stories 5/1/13 05:07

I love red cabbage so much. this looks delicious and its also my favourite colour.......its ticking every box.

Medeja 5/1/13 08:02

Yummy! This looks and sounds really luxurious :D

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 5/1/13 14:52

I hope never too late to wish you a Happy New Year, Angie! Red cabbage and wine , sound good. Looking forward more great recipes from you.

Mother Rimmy 5/1/13 15:33

Cabbage is always so affordable around here. I need to add it to my meals more often. This makes a colorful side dish.

Maha Gadde 5/1/13 19:29

Looks so yum. Happy new year to ur family.

Norma Chang 5/1/13 23:34

Great combo with 2 of my favorites.

Balvinder 6/1/13 01:25

This really looks like a great side dish. I love cabbage! Ive never thought of braising it before.

Michael Toa 6/1/13 08:27

red cabbage braised in red wine vinegar is one of my favourite side dishes. I must try adding chestnuts next time though, it looks wonderful and I'm sure tastes divine. I adore chestnuts. Thank you for the inspiration :)

The Café Sucré Farine 6/1/13 14:30

What a fun, unique delicious sounding (and of course, looking) recipe!

Lizzy Do 6/1/13 15:04

Gosh, I love cabbage and your recipe/dish would be no exception! So beautiful and yummy, Angie!

Kat 6/1/13 15:38

This is a perfect cold-weather dish. I love red cabbage, especially braised, and in red wine? I'm sold. Thanks for another wonderful recipe Angie!

Gloria 6/1/13 17:31

Really I love this Angie, I adore chestnuts!!xo

Tiffany 6/1/13 23:41

Substitute grape juice for red wine? NEVER! This looks amazing! And super creative (and I love the color!). HAPPY New Year!

Reeni Pisano 7/1/13 03:04

This is a great way to use chestnuts Angie! I have a ton of them left from Christmas. So elegant and beautiful.

Cass @foodmyfriend 7/1/13 04:24

Yum Angie! I am going to go through your recipes and pick some healthy things to add to my weekly menu. Tyler is away for work and I am going to be healthy! Fingers crossed :P

Mich Piece of Cake 7/1/13 06:20

Hi Angie, I love the tangy flavours in this dish. I am a big fan of chestnuts and purple cabbage and I would love to try this.

Gerry @Foodness Gracious 7/1/13 08:18

I was just reading another chestnut post and can't believe I have never tried them! I do love red cabbage and mixed with goose fat sounds incredible...

Karen (Back Road Journal) 7/1/13 15:53

Your cabbage would be wonderful with roasted pork. It reminds me of a dish I had recently in Germany.

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 7/1/13 18:48

I've always been fascinated with chestnuts but haven't cooked with them. Love the braised cabbage - yum!

Swathi Iyer 7/1/13 23:31

Delicious love this red wine infused cabbage and chestnut.

Juliana 8/1/13 01:02

Wine and red cabbage...sounds delicious and even more with the caramelized chestnuts...looks beautiful Angie!
Happy 2013 and have a great week ahead :)

Lisa H. 8/1/13 04:32

Delicious looking meal....
Happy New Year Angie :D

Anonymous 8/1/13 22:30

What an alternative & tasty red cabbage recipe!

I love this festive recipe a lot!
So different from what I am used too! :) MMMMM!

MaryMoh 9/1/13 16:18

Looks very delicious. I have only tried red cabbage once, cooked by a friend. I need to venture out more into using this beautiful vegetables. Thanks very much for sharing your lovely recipe.

wakanetwork 11/1/13 08:25

Fresh taste! Must try this at home. My family will surely love this.

Karen Harris 11/1/13 20:04

I'm so glad that you posted this. I just bought a jar of chestnuts on sale and was wondering what to do with them. Lovely recipe.

tigerfish 11/1/13 22:57

I seldom cook with red cabbage! I recalled I only bought red cabbage once and that's it. You do have a lot of lovely red cabbage dishes, including this one with chestnuts.

Terra 12/1/13 03:37

Hubby and I finally tried roasted chestnuts, and we loved them:-) When I saw your recipe, I loved your flavor combination, it sounds truly delicious! Hugs, Terra

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 12/1/13 21:59

I love braised cabbage but usually use vinegar. The red wine sounds like a delicious adult version that we would love!

Amelia 23/1/13 15:45

Hi Angie, very special dish. Look delicious. I love the roasted chestnut.
Have a nice day ahead.

Alicia Conway 30/1/13 16:12

I've recently found out how healthful red wine is. Here're some facts about this:
Value of red wine.
By the way, I followed you up with GFC, it'd be great if you follow me back.

Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet 25/3/13 12:32

Oh yes yes yes. The perfect winter side dish!


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