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The Best Fire Grilled Cabbage

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Next time you fire up the grill, you might want to try out my fire-grilled cabbage! This is the ultimate side dish that is savory, and full of flavor. A head of cabbage that gets tossed on the grill all while being wrapped in salty bacon. 

If you enjoy grilling I have a few more recipes you might want to try. Whip up my campfire queso, skillet nachos, Grilled Chicken Kabobs or check out my Instant Pot camping recipe list. 

The Best Fire Grilled Cabbage

Grilled Cabbage 

I know you might be thinking it sounds strange to toss cabbage on the grill, but trust me it works. You get tender and flavorful cabbage, that you slice wedges out of. Serve with all your favorite main dishes! 


You can dip your cabbage in a sauce or eat it with the bacon and that is it. Either way, this cabbage is tender, juicy, and loaded with tons of flavor. 

If you love cabbage and Bacon and don’t want to use the grill you can also use my Southern Fried cabbage and bacon recipe.

Tender Cabbage

How to Make Cabbage on your Grill

  • Step 1: Remove Core of the cabbage head
Cabbage Core Removed
  • Step 2: Cut Slices diagonal and horizontal in your cabbage. Not do not go all the way through.
Cabbage slices
  • Step 4: Wrap raw bacon around cabbage head.
  • Step 5: Place in heavy duty foil
Cabbage and bacon
  • Step 6: Add Salt and Pepper to cabbage and Pour beer over cabbage.
Cabbage and bacon with beer
  • Step 7: Cover tightly and cook on grill or campfire
Cabbage on Grill

What Color Of Cabbage To Use

For this recipe I use green cabbage. While purple might work I just find that green is my go-to when cooking it. I find that red cabbage is best when you eat it fresh and chilled. 

Do I Need A Particular Bacon 

One thing to know is if you reach for a super-thin style bacon it will cook up really fast. That can leave your cabbage a little undercooked and your bacon overcooked. 

I reached for a thick slice of bacon and I removed the foil for the last half hour of cooking to make sure the bacon was all crispy.

How to Keep Bacon on Cabbage

I did not need any toothpicks. The foil did help keep my bacon in place but you can use toothpicks to secure the bacon onto the cabbage. Just as you are applying the raw bacon make sure to toothpick it here and there. If you are worried about your toothpicks burning up from the high heat, use this trick. 

Soal the toothpicks for around 5 minutes before you stick into the bacon and cabbage. It will help the wood maintain the liquid so it won’t burn up as it is placed on a hot grill. 

The Best Fire Grilled Bacon and Cabbage

Can I Make This Cabbage on An Indoor Grill 

Of course! If you don’t have an outdoor grill you can make it indoors. Just use an indoor the same in terms of cooking. Make sure you rotate and get all the bacon cooked. 

In terms of the cabbage, just cook until it meets your desired texture as well. 

The Best Fire Grilled Cabbage

How To Store Leftovers 

This cabbage side dish is best when served fresh and warm. It will begin to become softer as it sits in the fridge once it has some time to cool down from cooking. 

While it still tastes good, the texture will be different. If you have leftovers you can warm up in the microwave or even the oven or toss back on the grill to reheat. 

The Best Fire Grilled Cabbage
The Best Fire Grilled Cabbage

The Best Fire Grilled Cabbage

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Next time you fire up the grill, you might want to try out my fire grilled cabbage! This is the ultimate side dish that is savory, and full of flavor. A head of cabbage that gets tossed on the grill all while being wrapped in salty bacon. 

Ingredients

  • 1 Head Cabbage
  • 6 Slices Bacon
  • 1 Cup Beer 
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your grill to a medium heat
  2. Remove Core of your cabbage
  3. Slice cabbage but not all the way through
  4. Wrap bacon around your cabbage head
  5. Pour 1 cup of beer over cabbage
  6. Completely cover cabbage and bacon with foil
  7. Place on the grill for 2 hours.
  8. Remove foil from the top after one and a half hours to ensure the bacon is crispy
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 157mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g

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