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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 Min

Cook Time

30 Min




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
1/4 Pound bulk unsliced bacon, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 Cup yellow onion, diced small
1 Cup apple, cored and diced small
1 Medium (2 lb) green cabbage, quartered, cored, thinly sliced
To Taste Sea salt
To Taste Freshly ground black pepper
12 Ounce Beer, light


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 325°F and preheat with the lid closed, for 15 minutes.

    325 ˚F / 163 ˚C

  • 2

    Heat a large heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium heat on the stovetop. Add the bacon and cook until crisp, 5 minutes. 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. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir for 3 minutes.

  • 4

    Pour in the beer and bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cover.

  • 5

    Place the pot on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes. Remove the lid from the pot and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cabbage is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated.

    325 ˚F / 163 ˚C


  • 6

    Remove the cabbage from the grill. Add the reserved bacon and stir into the cabbage. Enjoy!

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