Samuel Adams Beer-Braised Red Cabbage

Samuel Adams Beer-Braised Red Cabbage


  • 2 Teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium-sized red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 12 Ounces Samuel Adams Boston Lager or Irish Red
  • 1 Cup chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


In a medium-sized saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat and when hot, cook the garlic for about 1 minute or until softened. Take care the garlic does not burn. Add the cabbage to the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring, or until it begins to wilt. Add the beer and cook for about 5 minutes to give the beer time to reduce. Add the chicken stock and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the cabbage is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and set aside to keep warm.

Red Cabbage Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Red Cabbage Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.