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Beer-Braised Cabbage With Bacon

Beer-Braised Cabbage With Bacon

By Traeger Kitchen

Braising anything in beer makes it better. Add bacon into the mix and you’ve got a winning cabbage dish.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

30 Minutes




Number of people serving


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Units of measurement:
1/4 Pound Bacon, bulk unsliced
1 Cup yellow onion, diced
1 Cup Apple, diced small
2 Pound Cabbage, green, sliced
To Taste salt
To Taste ground black pepper
12 Ounce Beer, light


  • 1

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill and set the temperature to 325 degrees F (160 C) and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • 2

    On a stovetop, heat a large heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until crisp (about 5 mins). Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

  • 3

    Return the pot to medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Add the apple, stir, then add the cabbage. Sprinkle generously with salt and a touch of black pepper and stir for 3 minutes.

  • 4

    Pour in the beer and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover and move the pot immediately into the Traeger.

  • 5

    Cook at 325 degrees F (160 C) for 10 minutes. Remove lid and cook for an additional 10-15 more minutes, or until cabbage is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated.

    325 ˚F / 163 ˚C


  • 6

    Add the reserved bacon and stir into the cabbage. Enjoy!

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