I love having leftover cooked protein in my fridge. My sister’s brisket is super delicious. I’m even more stoked that I also have a 3-pound portion of it frozen in my freezer.

I decided to serve the leftover brisket with some stove-top braised cabbage.

Time to make Stovetop Braised Cabbage!

Serves 4


  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 napa cabbage, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons coconut vinegar
  • Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


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I sautéed half a sliced onion in some ghee.

Sliced onions sautéing in a cast iron skillet.

Then I added a whole, sliced cabbage and ¼ cup of chicken broth. I covered the pan and let it simmer on low for 8 minutes.

A lid covering a pan that is cooking stovetop braised cabbage.

When the cabbage finished cooking…

A close up of the stovetop braised cabbage in a cast iron pan.

…I took out my new bottle of coconut vinegar…

A bottle of coconut vinegar.

…and I added ~ 2 tablespoons and some salt and pepper.

I nuked the leftover brisket and then I plated some on top of the cabbage and some shredded carrots.

A plate of the paleo stovetop braised cabbage topped with brisket.

Good eats.

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Stovetop Braised Cabbage

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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings 4
I love having leftover cooked protein in my fridge. Make this Stovetop Braised Cabbage and top it with whatever meat you got!


  • ½ tablespoon ghee
  • ½ onion thinly sliced
  • 1 Napa cabbage
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons coconut vinegar
  • Diamond Crystal kosher salt 
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Heat up your cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add the ghee. Once the pan is hot and ghee is melted, add in the onions and stir.
  • Once the onions are browned and softened, add the cabbage and the chicken broth. Cover the pan and let everything simmer on low for 8 minutes.
  • When the cabbage is finished cooking, add in the coconut vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste. Top with your emergency protein and eat!


Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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