How to Make a BBQ Sauce-Slathered Beer Can Cabbage

We’ve all heard of the beer can chicken. But what about beer can cabbage? Now we’re talking. In line with the American desire to shove a cheap can of beer up a food item, beer can cabbage is the grilling sensation you have got to try. Like all barbecue recipes, there is a special technique when making this veggie-suds inspired monstrosity. The grill masters over at Epicurious show us how to do beer can cabbage right.

Their special technique? First, you hollow out a hole for that half drunk beer – we like their style already. You can use this extra bit of cabbage to make your famous slaw to pair with the main dish. Next, shove the can in the cabbage and get to grilling. After about 45-50 minutes, it’s time for some beer can cabbage sandwiches.

The one trick you can’t forget is to slather on the BBQ sauce. When you think it’s had enough, slather on some more. And while it’s not technically a recipe requirement, you probably should be drinking a cold one while grilling – it only seems right.

Whether this was inspired by a vegetarian looking for their own beer can chicken alternative, or a grilling enthusiast who loves to shove a beer can into their food, we don’t care. That smoky BBQ smothered, beer infused cabbage just happened and that’s all that matters.

Move over chicken, there’s a new guy in town.