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Bacon Wrapped Smoked Cabbage

Smoked cabbage is a tasty side dish for any backyard BBQ, but wrap that cabbage in bacon and you're in for a next level feast.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked Cabbage
Servings: 8 people
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 1 medium green cabbage
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Homemade Sweet Rub
  • 12 slices bacon


  • Preheat smoker to 275 degrees F with your favorite hard wood.
  • Use a sharp knife to remove the stem and part of the core from the cabbage.
  • Drizzle the cabbage head with olive oil and spread evenly around. Season the cabbage on all sides with the sweet rub.
  • Assemble your bacon weave on a large piece of parchment paper by laying 6 slices of bacon side by side and alternating 6 strips in the opposite direction over and under the other strips. Roll up the parchment around the bacon weave.
  • Unroll the bacon weave over the top of the cabbage. Use toothpicks to secure the loose ends of the bacon to the cabbage.
  • Place the wrapped cabbage on the smoker, close the lid, and smoke for 3 hours.
  • Remove from the smoker and take out all of the toothpicks. Slice into wedges and serve. 


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 42.2mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2.6mg