Southern Braised Cabbage

Southern Braised Cabbage is tender and rich with flavor, with apple cider adding just a hint of sweetness, and Autumn.

Southern braised Cabbage

I adore fresh vegetables, cabbage among them, but the flavor can often times seems so very plain and boring. Southern Braised Cabbage is a simple recipe that ensures tender tasty cabbage chock full of flavor that will be a welcome addition to your table. It is also very economical, not to mention healthy.

Try serving this alongside a roast or with chopped steak, corned beef or pork chops.


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 ounces smoked pork or smoked turkey, chopped
  • 1 head cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp. vegetable base or instant bouillon
  • 1 cup apple juice or apple cider
  • pinch hot pepper flakes
  • water


  1. Place onion, garlic and smoked pork in a large saucepan and saute until the fat renders out of the pork and the onions become translucent. If there is not enough fat, supplement with a little bacon grease, or olive oil (your choice).
  2. Add the apple juice, vegetable base and enough water to cover, and mix well.
    Bring mixture to a boil,m then reduce heat, cover and simmer until cabbage is tender, about an hour.

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8 responses

  1. Thanks for sharing this on Foodie Friends Friday. Just to let you know I am using this recipe in a round up that I am doing over at the Daily Dish Magazine (picture and link only). It will be published today 3/8/14

  2. G’day and YUM! Sue! My mum used to make a dish like this from my childhood; special memories!
    Thanks for the link back and badge! GREATLY appreciate!
    View as party of this week’s Foodie Friends Friends St Patrick’s Day GREEN Recipes Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

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