Cabbage on the Grill

Mr. Wii got a new gas grill for Father’s Day. He and I are learning the fine art of grilling. So far, so good. Grilled Cabbage is one of our favorites. You can also bake these in the oven as well.

This is my secret ingredient…..Hormel does not compensate me for saying this. I am just saying, I love these bacon bits. I use them in other dishes as well. But, for now, we will just talk about the cabbage. I have never used anything but these bacon bits. If you want to use something else, go ahead. I can’t see how using anything else could possibly improve this dish. Can you tell I love these little bits of goodness?

Cut your cabbage into serving size wedges. This little cabbage was so small I cut it into fourths.
Keep the core or cut the core out. I leave it in. It’s up to you what you want to do. Now the good stuff, generously butter the two cut sides of the wedge. Sprinkle a few red pepper flakes onto the buttered sides.

Next, press some bacon bits onto the two sides. The very generous amount of butter holds the bacon bits and the red pepper flakes on the cabbage.

Wrap each wedge in some foil. I like to leave a “tail”……makes it easier to pick up with tongs. That way, you don’t poke holes in the foil when you take them off the grill. That juicy, buttery, stuff left in the foil after the cooking is so totally yummy. Put them on the top rack in the grill on low/medium heat. Let them cook for about 45 minutes (or longer). I’m not so sure you can overcook these things.

When they come off the grill, let them sit for a bit. How long is a bit? Long enough to round up plates and drinks and napkins and salt and pepper and silver ware, and to open a bottle of wine.

Open with care, you do not want to get a steam burn. Mr. Wii does this so well. He has seen what a steam burn has done…… me!

Mr. Wii was checking to see if the cabbage was fork tender………it was.

I love these things. We also had grilled Italian sausages and roasted potatoes, onions, and carrots. I know wine was also served. I just didn’t get a picture of it. It was a light red wine. Something fruity and semi-dry. I will have to get more and do a review.

If you don’t cook the cabbage on the grill, just pop the little aluminum foil packets into a 350 oven for about 45-60 minutes. Enjoy!
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