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Sweet Braised Purple Cabbage

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Servings 4 people


  • 2 tablespoons palm shortening or bacon grease
  • 1 medium onion halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 head purple cabbage cored, quartered, and thinly sliced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons red wine
  • 1/4 cup maple sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup water


  • In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, melt palm shortening over medium. Add onion ; cook, stirring, until onion softens, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in purple cabbage and season with salt and pepper. Add vinegar, red wine, sugars, and water. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until cabbage is tender, 45-50 minutes.