Slow Cooker Spicy Cabbage

Title: Slow Cooker Spicy Cabbage


  • 1 medium-sized green cabbage, cored and chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups tomatoes, diced (fresh or canned)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to spice preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Lime wedges (for serving)


  1. Prepare Ingredients:
    • Core and chop the cabbage, finely chop the onion, mince the garlic, dice the tomatoes, and finely chop the jalapeño.
  2. Saute Aromatics:
    • In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and sauté until softened. Add minced garlic and chopped jalapeño, and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  3. Spice it Up:
    • Stir in ground cumin, ground coriander, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and salt. Cook for another 2 minutes to toast the spices.
  4. Combine in Slow Cooker:
    • Transfer the sautéed mixture to the slow cooker. Add the chopped cabbage and diced tomatoes. Mix everything well.
  5. Pour in Broth:
    • Pour vegetable broth over the cabbage mixture. Stir to combine.
  6. Slow Cook:
    • Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the cabbage is tender, and the flavors meld together.
  7. Serve:
    • Once done, taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Serve the slow-cooked spicy cabbage hot, garnished with fresh cilantro, and with lime wedges on the side.

Time and Intensity:

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 4-6 hours (slow cooker)
  • Total Time: Approximately 4.5-6.5 hours
  • Intensity: Easy

Note: This Slow Cooker Spicy Cabbage is a flavorful and warming dish with a kick. The slow cooking allows the spices to infuse into the cabbage, creating a delicious and tender result. Serve it as a side dish with your favorite protein or as a standalone dish with rice or bread. Adjust the spice level to your liking for a satisfying and comforting meal.

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