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Super Simple Low-Carb Braised Red Cabbage

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This low-carb side dish is the perfect mix of savoury with a touch of sweetness. It’s lovely way to lighten up a heavy, wintery meat dish, and the bright pink-purple makes it a beautiful addition to any winter dinner party spread.

A few tips to getting this just right though. I like to cook the cabbage on a higher heat first until its just starting to glisten. Then reduce the heat as low as possible on your cooktop, cover and simmer until soft with just a little bite. Cooking too long can result in cabbage that’s too mushy so keep an eye on it!

This quick and easy low-carb side is ideal for meal prep and batch cooking. Ideal to serve with crispy duck, pork belly or roast chicken.

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Nutritional values (per serving, about 1 cup)

Net carbs7.9 grams
Protein2 grams
Fat7.8 grams
Calories117 kcal

Calories from carbs 29%, protein 7%, fat 64%

Total carbs10.8 gramsFiber2.9 gramsSugars5.6 gramsSaturated fat4.5 gramsSodium323 mg(14% RDA)Magnesium23 mg(6% RDA)Potassium370 mg(19% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 side servings)

  • 1 medium red onion, halved and sliced (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp ghee or duck fat (30 ml)
  • 1/2 small head red cabbage, shredded (500 g/ 1.1 lb)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (60 ml/ 2 fl oz)
  • 2 tbsp water (30 ml)
  • Optional: 2 tsp Erythritol or Swerve or 2-4 drops liquid stevia
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat and add the ghee. Once melted, add the onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until the onion has started to soften.
    Super Simple Low-Carb Braised Red Cabbage
  2. While the onion is cooking, roughly chop the cabbage into slices.
    Super Simple Low-Carb Braised Red Cabbage
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and stir a few minutes until the cabbage is shiny.
    Super Simple Low-Carb Braised Red Cabbage
  4. Reduce heat to lowest setting, cover with a lid and cook 50-60 minutes, stirring occasionally until the cabbage is tender. Store in a sealed container in the fridge up to 5 days. Super Simple Low-Carb Braised Red Cabbage

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 1 cup)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Onion, red, fresh
1 g0.2 g0 g6 kcal
Ghee
0 g0 g7.5 g68 kcal
Cabbage, red, fresh
6.6 g1.8 g0.2 g39 kcal
Apple cider vinegar
0.1 g0 g0 g3 kcal
Water, still
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving, about 1 cup
7.9 g2 g7.8 g117 kcal
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