Barbecued Cabbage

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 1 hour 40 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup Paula Deen Original BBQ Sauce
1   medium green cabbage
1 cup chopped onion
5   slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 teaspoon Paula Deen’s House Seasoning





Add bacon and onion to skillet and cook until just beginning to brown (about 3 to 5 minutes). Drain bacon and onion in a strainer over a bowl and reserve the drippings. Crumble a piece of aluminum foil into a ring about 3-inches in diameter.

Cut the core out of the cabbage about 3-inches down towards the center and in a circle about 3-inches in diameter.

Parboil cabbage for 30-45 minutes.

Add the bacon and onion mixture to the barbecue sauce. Prop the cabbage upright on the aluminum foil ring (cavity facing upright). Spoon some of the reserved bacon drippings into the cavity. Place the bacon and onion mixture into the cavity along with the butter. Brush the outside of the cabbage with the remaining reserved bacon drippings and season the cabbage with House Seasoning. Have the grill set to medium heat and place aluminum foil ring and cabbage on top of grill.

Cover and grill the cabbage until tender. When it’s done it will be easy to pierce with skewer, roughly 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

To serve, peel off any of the charred outer leaves and discard. Cut the cabbage into wedges and serve.

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I am trying to find the video that goes with the barbecued cabbage. Can you help?

By Tricia Tanner on January 26, 2012


Is it possible to bake the "Barbecued Cabbage" in an oven? If so, how long and at what temperature? I don't want to hassle with the grill right now. Thank you.

By Philip Schoenherr on July 19, 2011



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By Anonymous on July 24, 2010


We have made this many times and just love it. Have passed the recipe around and it gets a repore.

By Anonymous on February 28, 2010


This is fantastic! and I usually steerclear of cooked cabbage

By Anonymous on November 28, 2009

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