What are the top 10 big green egg recipes?

If you’re a proud owner of a Big Green Egg, you know that this ceramic charcoal grill isn’t just a backyard accessory—it’s a gateway to a world of culinary adventures. From smoky briskets to tender kebabs, the Big Green Egg can do it all. So, let’s dive into the top 10 recipes that will make you the talk of the town—or at least your backyard barbecue. In case you are wondering, this list was based on the most popular recipes I found on Google.

Friday Newsletter – Who will win enraged March?

Every Friday I fire off a list of things I think you need to know. Want me to know something in return? Leave it in the comments.

B-b-b-b-b-asketball…….gimme the ball and I’m gonna dunk it!

Yes sir, it’s that time of year again. Where it’s considered okay to ignore all life’s responsibilities and watch 12 hours of hoops in a day. The picks are in, the ball is tipped, and the upsets are happening. March Madness is the best, even in a year where I have watched zero seconds of college basketball. I actually had a stronger opinion on who will win the women’s tourney, than the men. Spoiler alert, it will be South Carolina.

On the men’s side, there are a lot of the usual suspects, but other than Zach Edey at Purdue, I don’t know any of the players. Does it matter? Not really?

Recipe of the day – Beefy enchiladas

Every other weekend, it’s my turn to do meal prep for the week as well as grocery shopping. Each time I sit down with some cookbooks and my phone and try to come up with a handful of meals for the family. As weeknight meals, they ideally are pretty simple, tasty, and something everyone will eat.

Going through this process 26 times per year, you get stuck in a rut. You get bored of what you are cooking. It’s only natural. So, for me, it’s good to have a few meals that are fun to make, enjoyable to eat, and provide that homecooked feeling with real ingredients.

More and more, I am starting to realize that there is a dish that checks all the boxes. The enchilada.

Beer Can Chicken Big Green Egg

Chicken on the Big Green Egg is one of the best things ever. So many times when you cook chicken, it can get really dry which is not pleasant. But on the Big Green Egg, it stays moist and juicy for all to enjoy. Also, the smoke adds so much flavour, it is like a dish you would get at a BBQ joint who does it for a living.

Enjoy this classic Beer Can Chicken Big Green Egg recipe. Have you tried it yet? Let me know how it went.

There are so many variations you can make. Different types of beer, different spices (I like curry flavours) and different types of wood.

Big Green Egg

I did up a beer can chicken on the Big Green Egg today and wanted to share the recipe. Nothing like celebrating the first day of parental leave with a juicy chicken, slow cooked to perfection.

Original post was featured on The Big Green Cuz.

The recipe and cooking details

What you need

  • 1 chicken cleaned out. Can be anywhere from 10-15lbs. Cook a little longer the bigger the bird of course.
  • Your choice of rub. Today I used brown sugar, salt, onion salt and pepper.
  • Half a can of beer with a few garlic cloves tossed in. Drink the other half of course. Today I am using a pale ale.
  • 4 pieces of bacon added to the top of the bird once it is sitting on the can.
  • Aluminum tray or plate setter which is what I will use on the Big Green Eggs. You don’t want anything dripping in the charcoal.
  • Big Green Egg primed to sit at 375 F.
  • Cooking time 1.5-2 hours.

Easy Dad Recipe: Po-Taco Pie


Yes, you read that right. I said Po-Taco Pie. No it’s not a poor version of a taco, it is a pie made with mashed potato as the crust and then filled with all the ingredients of a taco.. Someone referred to it as a Mexican Sheppard’s pie. Whatever works for you.

The name really doesn’t matter because in the end, it just tastes damn good.

We made it for Super Bowl Sunday as it fit with the style of food normally eaten. But really, it is an ideal dish for any day that you feel the need for comfort food.

Oh, we also had a side of guacamole with it. Yeah, that happened.

Chicken Thighs On The Big Green Egg

You can’t get a better ratio of price to taste than cooking up a batch of chicken thighs on the Big Green Egg. It seems our grocery store is always having a sale on chicken thighs and until I started smoking them, I was never a big fan.

But now, for a $5 pack of chicken thighs, I can turn it into a meal that would easily go for $20+ in a restaurant.

How do I do it? Well it is all about the dry rub and the powers of the Big Green Egg.