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Braised Red Cabbage and Pears

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Strong-flavored cabbage and onions can overwhelm any dish: here they're subdued by the sweetness of the pears and cinnamon.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onion, separated into rings
  • 6 cups sliced red cabbage
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced peeled Anjou pear (about 2 pears)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 59
  • caloriesfromfat 13 %
  • fat 0.9 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.5 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 1.1 g
  • carbohydrate 13.2 g
  • fiber 2.2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.4 mg
  • sodium 153 mg
  • calcium 35 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in cabbage, vinegar, sugar, bay leaves, and cinnamon stick; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Stir in pear, salt, and pepper; cover and cook 5 minutes. Discard bay leaves and cinnamon stick.