Smoked BBQ Cabbage

Discussion in 'Veggies' started by 801driver, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. OK, this was a weird first for me but thought I would give Smoked Cabbage a try.

    Started out with the cabbage cored out sitting on a crummpled foil ring..

    Filled with a sauteed onion cooked with 4 strips of cut up smoked bacon, about a cup of BBQ sauce with a little of Jeff's Rub mixed in, a little over half stick of butter cubed up on top, salt and pepper all over the top, brushed with the left over bacon drippings.

    Indirect heat (350 at the rack temp) with a little pecan smoke. Cooked it about an hour and a half to an internal temp of 175.

    Next time I will go to 180+, it was tasty but needed just a little more to take off the crunch bite. I will also cut the core out deeper, more than 1/2 of the way down for more center filling.

    Finished Product with the sides pealed down and a wedge missing.  Had to sample it. 

    In our opinion, this was pretty tasty if you like cooked cabbage, bacon, and BBQ sauce.  highly recommend trying it.  We will again.
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  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    That looks good. A few guys have played with smoking cabbage with good results. I need to try it but never remember to get the cabbage when buying meat for a smoke...JJ
  3. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks great I love cooked cabbage and yours shows some awesomeness
  4. How clever and fun! Great to see! Cheers! - Leah
  5. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Pretty cool, gonna give this a shot...good idea for a side!
  6. swoodze

    swoodze Fire Starter

    I agree this looks like a good idea that I am going to have to try next time I put something on the smoker. Which I think will actually be tonight when I get off work.
  7. Hello.  I have doing cabbage for a few years.  I core mine.  Add SPOG and then fill the cavity with margarine.  Smoke for about 30 minutes with pretty heavy smoke then wrap really well in foil.  I hadn't thought of an IT.  I leave it on the smoker as I am smoking the meat and just give it a roll now and then.  I just cook it until it feels pretty soft.  Sometimes it gets a bit too soft, you like a little crunch.  I think I'll play around with the IT thing.  Good tip.  Thanks for posting.  Keep Smokin!

  8. oh my word that looks tasty - cabbage is one of my favorite things to cook.  Will be trying your recipe SOON!  I love smoking things you wouldn't think about smoking. Great idea and great post 801DIVER.

    Josie aka SmokinVegasBaby!
  9. I have done this on the grill before, but I only used butter and a couple of beef bouillon cubes.  I like the idea of the onion and BBQ with the smoke.  Have to try it.

    Thanks for the idea!
  10. knuckle47

    knuckle47 Meat Mopper

    25 years ago my wife and I were using this "fit for life" diet and lost a bunch of weight eating sautéed peppers, onions, cabbage, broccoli etc etc and then in the last 10 minutes stir in a cup of BBQ sauce... Since we loved the BBQ sauce, the vegetables were the side benefit. The. Cabbage looks and sounds terrific.

    Going to try this with the next smoke...thanks for sharing.
  11. tonyabeachlover

    tonyabeachlover Fire Starter

    Wonderful looking cabbage! :)
  12. wasp

    wasp Fire Starter

    This will be cooked in Australia very soon
  13. Try filling it with lightly browned (and drained) sausage and the sauteed onions.  Then follow the remaining instructions.  (I don't use the BBQ sauce or rub.  Just me.)  It's a great side dish and so easy to make.  I core mine out pretty aggressively, just a long as I don't bust through the bottom.

    Thanks for the reminder.  Think I'll do a cabbage to go with my caveman beef ribs tomorrow.
  14. Great idea the cabbage

      Getting ready to smoke some ribs, and you know i'm off to get some cabbage to go with it and some corn.

    Made about 1lb and half of fat back salt pork  might try some instead of the  bacon. 

    will let you know how it goes.
  15. I smoked a cabbage Saturday. After I cored it, I filled it with bacon pieces and about 1.5 cups of melted butter. Wrapped it in foil and smoked it for 2.5 hours at 225. Turned out awesome!! I like the idea of onions and bbq sauce. Ill have to try that!
  16. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nothing wrong with cooking in foil...but it ain't smoking.
  17. Im new at this so any advice is appreciated. I would lose all my butter if it wasnt wrapped right? It turned out great but I'm open for suggestions.
  18. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Foiling the meat (or cabbage in this case) will prevent smoke from reaching it.

    Core on one side as per OP and stand up the cabbage with the core side up as in the pic above - so the "stuff" won't leak out.

    You did nothing wrong...I am sure it tasted great.

    Good luck!
  19. wow this soounds good and looks good,,,,,,like many others im sending my kids to the store for a head and some corn too........thanks for sharing [​IMG]
  20. That is what is so great about this site.  Post something you try, look for comments, most likely the next time you smoke the same item you have additional modifiactions to what you originally put together with all the suggestions.

    We like the smoke, so will not be foiling, I will cut the core out deeper and try some small slits or small wedge cutts toward the outside to let a little more flavor get to the thicker parts.  I would think the butter would still have a hard time getting out to drip off the bottom (that was the top while growing), Just have to try and see.  Thanks for all the comments.

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