Bacon Wrapped Cabbage Wedges!

 
 
 
This is a really great way to cook cabbage.  It has so much flavor and the cabbage comes out tender, but not cooked to death.  I do not like my cabbage over cooked.  You can do these on the grill or place the bundles on a cookie sheet and do them in the oven.  Here is what you will need:
 
1 large green head of cabbage, cut in 6 wedges
butter
1 large sweet onion, cut in 6 slices (Vidalia is great for this)
6 slices thick cut bacon
salt
black pepper
garlic powder
soy sauce
Worcestershire sauce
6 Tbs. brown sugar
 
Cut the cabbage in six equal wedges.  Cut around the core in the center so that it's not included.   Place each wedge of cabbage on  a double thickness of aluminum foil large enough to close it up in.  If you are doing these on the grill, the heavy duty foil works best.  Spread butter on one side of the cabbage.   Sprinkle with salt, black pepper and garlic powder to taste.   
 
Place a slice of onion on top of the cabbage wedge.
 
Wrap the slice of thick cut bacon around the cabbage wedge and onion slice.  It sort of holds it together.  This is best if you use the thick cut bacon and not the paper thin type, because if you use the thin cut it doesn't cook up as well.   Drizzle each wedge with a little soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce.  Don't drench them, just a little drizzle.  Then sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar on top.   Sort of press it into the bacon.   This give the cabbage such a good flavor.
 
Close your little bundles up good and tight.  If you are cooking them in the oven, place them on a baking sheet and place in a 400 degree oven for about 40-45 minutes.  If you are grilling them on the grill, you can place them directly on the grates or even better, if you have one of those grilling sheets with the holes in it, use that.  It will be much easier to move them off the grill.  Place over medium heat for about 30-35 minutes with the cover closed.  Turn them over several times during grilling with tongs so they don't burn on one side.  Mine usually take less time on the actual grill than in the oven, but it depends on how hot your grill is.
 
Be careful when you remove and open these little pouches, because they are really hot and full of steam.   The best way I have found to open them is to cut them open with my kitchen shears or you could use a sharp knife.  Remove to a serving plate with a spatula!  Serve while good and hot!  These are so yummy! 
 
 



2 comments:

  1. This sounds great. I need to try this asap. Thanks. We love cabbage in this house.

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  2. How much butter? I don't see it listed.

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