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Beer-Braised Cabbage with Bacon

Difficulty 2/5
Prep time 15 mins

Cook time 30 mins
Serves 4-6

Hardwood Cherry

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


1/4 lb bacon, bulk unsliced (cut into 1/2 in cubes)

1 medium (2 lbs) green cabbage, quartered, cored and thinly sliced

1 cup apple, cored and diced small

1 cup yellow onion, diced small

12 oz Light Beer

sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste


When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 325 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

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.

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.

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

Cook at 325 degrees F 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.

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

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