Twenty Minute Braised Red Cabbage with Smoked Bacon And Paprika

4.0/5 rating (9 votes)
  • Serves: 6-9
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Ready in: 20 mins
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Print:
Twenty Minute Braised Red Cabbage with Smoked Bacon And Paprika


  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 2 small red onions, sliced
  • 6 rashers smoked back bacon, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp black onion seeds
  • 1 small red cabbage
  • 1 large glass tangerine or Satsuma juice
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Share This

Follow Phil


  • Heat the butter in a large pan until it starts to bubble (but do not brown), then add the onion, bacon and seeds and cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes.
  • While the onions and bacon are cooking, remove all the outside leaves from the cabbage and discard.
  • Cut the remaining cabbage into quarters and shred very thinly, wash well and drain thoroughly.
  • Add the cabbage to the bacon and onions and stir, add the juice and paprika then cover with a tight fitting lid and cook for a further 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • The cabbage will then stew in the butter and retained moisture.
  • At the end of cooking, season, then tip into a large bowl and tuck in - the buttery juices are delicious I promise you, and all you need with it is crusty bread and a chunk of cheese.

You might also like

Twenty Minute Braised Red Cabbage with Bacon & Onions
Braised Red Cabbage