Southwest Sautéed Red Cabbage is a creative and colorful side dish. If you love this vegetable, then this is a red cabbage recipe you definitely must try.
Hey there! Today, I’m sharing the most delicious red cabbage recipe. It’s the prefect side dish to accompany nearly any dinner.
How to Use Leftover Cabbage
After we made Magic Stone Soup with our three-year-old based on a book we got at our local library we had a lot of leftover red cabbage to use up.
Sauteed red cabbage is a a simple way to use any leftover cabbage sitting in your crisper drawer.
How long does red cabbage last in the fridge?
Before you slice into it, red cabbage will stay fresh in the crisper drawer for about 2-3 weeks. After you shred or slice it, the cabbage will only stay fresh for another 2-3 days.
Health Benefits of Red Cabbage
Eating red cabbage has many great health benefits too. Physician and best-selling author, Dr. Ann Kulze says “any form of cabbage is great for you, but red cabbage is simply stellar.” Watch her short video to find out why:
Red cabbage is low in calories and high in fiber, which contributes to weight loss. It’s also a great source of vitamin C.
According to an article about cabbage in the Reader’s Digest, “Cabbage contains sulforaphane, which has potent anti-cancer properties. One study of women found that those who ate the most cabbage and its cruciferous cousins, like broccoli and Brussels sprouts, had a 45 percent lower breast cancer risk than women who ate the least. Cabbage may also help guard against lung cancer.”
How to Make Sauteed Southwest red cabbage
This is a very basic recipe that doesn’t require a ton of supplies or ingredients. Don’t you just love easy recipes like this?
Kitchen tools needed:
These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.
This list is pretty simple, you might already have most of these ingredients in your refrigerator.
Southwest Sautéed Red Cabbage
- 1/2 head of red cabbage
- 2 medium onions
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- Slice onion and red cabbage.
- Melt butter or margarine in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
- Add onion to the pan and sauté for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Add red cabbage and garlic.
- Cover and reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 15 minutes, continuing to stir occasionally.
- Add sugar, salt, pepper, cumin and Worcestershire sauce.
- Cook for an additional 10 minutes. Serve hot as a side dish with your favorite meal.
Southwest Sautéed Red Cabbage is a creative and colorful side dish. It would be a great replacement for cole slaw or other cabbage-based side dishes.
Serve With Hamburgers
My family enjoyed this red cabbage recipe with hamburgers and sweet potato fries for dinner one evening.
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If you love red cabbage, then this is a recipe you definitely must try. Please comment below and let us know what you paired it with or if you have any other creative ideas for how to use half a head of red cabbage.
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More Side Dish Recipes
While you’re here be sure to check out other side dish recipes on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® –
- Cucumber Greek Salad
- Classic Taco Salad
- Homemade Pico de Gallo.
- Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup recipe
- Crispy Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
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Originally published February 2014. Updated February 2018 and again February 2020.