Red Wine Cabbage Soup

Red Wine Cabbage Soup

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Adding red wine, cinnamon and apple to this Red Cabbage Soup takes it from the family table to a company meal. There are so many levels of flavor in this soup that you won’t be able to stop eating it!

Prep time: 20 minutes

Red Wine and Cabbage Soup

By Gloria Kobrin Published: March 14, 2016

  • Yield:

  • 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds red cabbage cored, chopped into bite size pieces and rinsed
  • 1 large red onion peeled, halved and cored
  • 1 large yellow onion peeled, halved and cored
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 large cinnamon stick
  • 1 large Bay Leaf
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 large Golden Delicious apple peeled, cored and minced
  • 2 cups dry red wine
  • 4 cups vegetable broth fresh/boxed
  • 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

Equipment

  • 1 6 quart soup pot with cover
  • 6 inch square of cheesecloth + a long piece to tie bundle bouquet garni bags can be purchased

Directions

  1. Slice onions thinly and then cut those slices in half.
  2. Pour oil in soup pot and heat over medium high flame. Add cabbage and onions. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir well. Cover and steam over low heat until vegetables are very soft. This can take about 20 minutes. Stir twice during this cooking time be sure nothing is sticking to the pot.
  3. Tie cinnamon stick, bay leaf and cloves in cheesecloth.
  4. When vegetables are soft, add apple, wine, broth, vinegar and sugar. Bring mixture to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer one hour. Taste. Adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and sugar if needed. Remove bouquet garni and serve hot.

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