Y’all remember from my last post about smoking meatloaf and how delicious it was. Well this time we decided to smoke some stuffed cabbage, which again was inspired by seeing it on a restaurant menu at a BBQ place. It was so good and I hope you’ll give it a try the next time you’re considering sides for your next BBQ.
- 1 large head of cabbage
- 1 lb bacon
- 1 sweet onion
- 1 jalapeño chopped (with seeds if you like it hot)
- 2 T butter divided
- Olive oil
- 1 garlic clove chopped
- Salt and pepper
1. First prep your cabbage head by peeling off and discarding the outer leaves. Then core it by using a sharp knife to dig out the core and scoop out enough room to stuff it.
2. Slice your bacon into bite size pieces and cook in your skillet. Then take out the cooked bacon and place onto a plate with a paper towel to allow it to drain and remove all but a couple spoonfuls of the bacon grease from the skillet.
3. Now add your chopped sweet onion, jalapeño, salt, pepper, and 1 T of butter and sauté for about 15 minutes allowing the onion to caramelize. Then add your garlic in and cook another 5 minutes or so.
4. Turn the heat off and add your bacon back to the mix.
5. Drizzle the inside of your cabbage head with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and add your other T of butter. Then begin to fill with your stuffing.
6. Now wrap it all up in foil and put it on your smoker at 225F about 3 hours. Your cooking time might vary depending on how hot your fire is and the size of your cabbage, but you’ll know it’s done when the cabbage turns very soft.
7. Once it’s cooked bust that puppy open like a bloomin’ onion and chow down!
Can you bake it in the oven if you don’t have a smoker?
Yes, it will just taste different but still tasty!
Sounds delish I will give it a try 🤠
Hi! This sounds really good. If baked in the oven how long do you think it will take and at what temperature? Thanks
I would guess 350 for at least an hour. You’ll have to keep an eye on it and see how it’s doing and see how much more time it would need. I would probably put it in a baking dish and add a tiny bit of water to the bottom to help it along too.
Do you get a smoke flavor being wrapped in foil
You can’t get a smoked flavor without actual smoke – but you could try soaked wood chips or even a few dashes of liquid smoke inside the cabbage. Let me know how it turns out!
This looks good can’t wait to try it, thanks for posting the receipe!