Red Cabbage and Sausage Recipe

Wild boar sausages with cider-braised red cabbage

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Check out this all in one recipe - rich wild boar sausages cooked in juicy, braised sweet red cabbage. This easy recipe will make a comforting weekend meal, serve it up wth crispy roast potatoes


Try this recipe for wild boar sausages with cider-braised red cabbage, then check out our classic red cabbage, braised red cabbage, pickled red cabbage and more Christmas red cabbage recipes.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards



  • olive oil 4 tbsp
  • wild boar sausages 8, (see notes below)
  • red cabbage 1, shredded
  • green apple 1, cored and grated
  • wholegrain mustard 2 tbsp
  • cider 200ml
  • cider vinegar 2 tbsp
  • Charlotte potatoes 750g, halved
  • flat-leaf parsley a handful, finely chopped


  • Step 1

    Heat 2 tbsp of the olive oil in a casserole and fry the sausages for 10 minutes until  well browned. Remove them from the pan and add the cabbage, apple, mustard, cider and cider vinegar, and mix well. Bring to a simmer, season and return the sausages to the pan with any juices. Put on a lid and simmer gently for 1½ hours, stirring now and again.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the potatoes into a pan of cold salted water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 minutes or until a potato is pierced easily with a knife, then drain. Add to a roasting tray with the remaining 2 tbsp of oil and lots of seasoning. Roast for 45 minutes until crisp and serve with the cabbage, sausages and a sprinkle of parsley.

Wild boar sausages will be available from most butchers and larger supermarkets.

Try one of our other sausage recipes

Merguez Sausage Recipe With Cannellini Beans and Spinach

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 611
  • Fat 32.2g
  • Saturates 9.2g
  • Carbs 46.8g
  • Sugars 10.4g
  • Fibre 12.7g
  • Protein 23.8g
  • Salt 3g