Sloppy, smelly cabbage is nobody's idea of great food. We were after a cooked side dish that we'd actually want to eat.
Why This Recipe Works
To pump up the flavors of the braising liquid in our Beer-Braised Cabbage, we chose a light-bodied lager. We also used beer-complementing ingredients like sautéed onion, mustard, vinegar, and thyme. To ensure the cabbage didn’t overcook from extended simmering, we simmered the braising liquid until slightly thickened before adding the cabbage.