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Bisto Spicy Braised Red Cabbage

Red cabbage is a sesonnal classic and in this recipe, it’s braised and sweetened with sultanas, apples, brown sugar and sliced onions, then enriched with red wine, garlic and Bisto Vegetable Bouillon.

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hours
Serves: 10
Serving Size: 220g


  • 1000g Red Cabbage - sliced
  • 250g Onion - Sliced
  • 250g Red Apple - cored and diced with the skin on
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic - crushed
  • 200g Sultanas
  • 2g Mixed Spice
  • 12g Bisto Vegetable Bouillon Paste
  • 250ml Boiling Water
  • 250ml Red Wine
  • 5 Fresh Sage Leaves - chopped
  • Black Pepper for seasoning


  1. Place cabbage, onions, apples, garlic, sage, mixed spice and sultanas into an ovenproof dish or large pan, with a little pepper Make up the Bisto vegetable bouillon by mixing with the boiling water and then pour over the cabbage, with the red wine.
  2. Cover with a lid and braise for approximately 45 minutes on the stove top or an hour in the oven at 170c, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve hot, as part of a traditional roast Christmas dinner.

Additional Tips

This is also a great cold dish and works well with sliced meats, such as turkey and ham on Boxing Day.