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Houston’s Braised Red Cabbage with Goat Cheese.

Have you had it before?  Houston’s Restaurant makes a fabulous Braised Red Cabbage.  I like it so much, I created this Copycat Recipe.  To me it tastes just like it — It’s super easy too.

Braised Red Cabbage Recipe:

1 Head of Red Cabbage (Chopped or Shredded) 

1/2 Cup White White Vinegar

1/4 Cup Water

2 1/2 Tbsp. Butter

2 1/2 Tbsp. Sugar

Add the Vinegar, Water, Butter and Sugar to a Dutch Oven.  Heat all on the stove for about 5 minutes.  When the Sugar is dissolved, add the chopped Red Cabbage. 

Stir all together, then cover and braise in the oven at 325° for 2 hours.  Stir every half hour or so.  If the liquid completely evaporates, just add a little extra Water.

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Houston’s serves their Braised Red Cabbage with Goat Cheese.  Since I wanted to create the entire experience, I purchased a Goat Cheese trio from Trader Joe’s

TJ’s trio includes a combination of Plain, Garlic & Herb and Four Pepper flavored Goat Cheese.  I had already used the plain, so I used the Garlic & Herb for this dish.  Each is 3.5 ounces and individually wrapped, which is great for freshness.

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  1. Lynn
    April 11th, 2012 at 06:19 | #1

    We eat at Houston’s at least twice a week. This was close but not it. I tweaked it and I got it spot on. This one is not sweet enough and not enough depth of flavor. I used the same recipe except changed the following : 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar and 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar. 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup white sugar. And add 1 teaspoon salt — who cookswith no salt?! I started it with 1/2 cup water and overall had to add about another cup. I cooked it covered n the stove top in an enamel cast iron le cruset pot for about two hours stirring he and there. you need to taste and maybe add more sugar and salt near the end because it depends on the cabbage — some heads are sweeter than others.

  2. Suzanne
    April 5th, 2012 at 10:26 | #2

    And yes, I also was told years ago, it was made with brown sugar and balsamic vinegar. I make it stove top, but with plenty of sauteed onions in it.

  3. Suzanne
    April 5th, 2012 at 10:23 | #3

    Thank you so so much. My very favorite dish at Houston’s. I can never get enough. I’ve searched the internet many times for copy cat recipes…this sounds like it…Will try for sure.

  4. sherry
    February 20th, 2011 at 10:52 | #4

    Awesome dish. Thank you for sharing. I am making it for the second time tonight for our
    family dinner.

  5. December 5th, 2010 at 10:45 | #5

    Yes, I love it too and think the provided recipe tastes just like it. Please let me know what you think, if you end up making it. Good luck!

    Shelly, Nibbles of Tidbits

  6. JB
    December 5th, 2010 at 07:07 | #6

    I was there last night and asked them how they made it. Told me balsamic vinegar, and brown sugar. Think I’m going to try your measurements with that. Thanks! Love that stuff 🙂

  7. Amy
    August 7th, 2010 at 14:47 | #7

    My husband loves Houston’s Braised Red Cabbage (on the side of the secret “flying chicken platter”) and he said this recipe was dead on. Cheers.

  8. April 2nd, 2010 at 11:07 | #8

    Goat Cheese is also good as a Sandwich Spread.

  9. April 2nd, 2010 at 04:59 | #9

    I really love goat cheese desserts, their are awesome. If I have guests, I just make goat cheese deserts and they love it. Are there any other good uses for goat cheese?

  10. Cooking with Colleen
    August 22nd, 2009 at 10:15 | #10

    I was actually looking for Bander’s Braised Cabbage with Feta and found this recipe… guess I’ll just substitute the goat cheese for the feta… I think it stands up a little nicer… no so creamy. I’m serving it with Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Figs & Bacon… Can’t wait!

  11. HungryShopper
    August 20th, 2009 at 12:54 | #11

    This is awesome! I actually worked at Houston’s, and loved the cabbage. Nix the goat cheese. I’m a Feta lover. Any-who, I tried to make it for my family one year at Thanksgiving, and it wasn’t quite perfect. I saw a beautiful red little head looking up at me the other day at Publix and I just had to rescue it. So, here goes another attempt at that perfect little snack. Thanks more than I can say for the recipe.

  12. March 18th, 2009 at 10:32 | #12

    Thanks for sharing — I might have to give that a try. And I was just looking for my Caraway Seeds the other day. Your version sounds like a good combination.

  13. Tracy
    March 17th, 2009 at 19:03 | #13

    So tasty! I made it with green cabbage (all I had) and added some sherry. I also added a spoonful of molasses then finished it with toasted caraway seeds. It’s a very rich and delicious dish and perfect on a cold, foggy night like tonight.

  14. Jade
    February 11th, 2009 at 15:32 | #14

    Oh my gosh!!!! I was just asking myself where I could get the recipe for the Houstons Braised red cabbage. Thnaks soooo much. Can’t wait to try it.

  15. December 8th, 2008 at 06:40 | #15

    Houston’s Restaurant Braised Red Cabbage with Goat Cheese. was interesting. You seem very knowledgeable in vegetarian restaurant.

  16. October 23rd, 2008 at 15:12 | #16

    I was JUST looking for Houston’s recipe with the goat’s cheese – thanks! I LOVE that stuff – and love Houston’s Restaurant as well!

  17. October 2nd, 2008 at 23:00 | #17

    Interesting, excellent blogging. Keep it up!

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