Sausage-Stuffed Peppers on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Sure, I’ve made bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers on my Char-Broil Big Easy. A lot of times. And I love them. But not everyone loves a little kick in their appetizers like I do, so that’s when these sausage-stuffed peppers take the stage. The peppers get a nice little char on them. They have a little sweetness to them. The sausages bring a wonderful smokiness, and they kind of ‘pop’ when you bite into them. That’s a bit unexpected. The cream cheese? Well, it’s creamy. All wrapped in bacon goodness with a sprinkle of rub.
I used the rub for my Big Easy root beer can chicken on these sausage-stuffed peppers. The rub has a little smoky flavor to it, along with a bit of garlic and just a very, very small hint of spiciness. Not enough to offend those that prefer mellower snacks.

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Sausage-Stuffed Peppers on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 20 appetizers
 
You'll need a Bunk Bed basket to cook 20 peppers at once.
Ingredients
  • 10 mini sweet peppers (preferably all about the same size)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 10 Lit' Smokies cocktail sausages
  • 5 pieces bacon, cut in half lengthwise
  • Your favorite BBQ rub (optional)
Instructions
  1. Fire up your Big Easy.
  2. Cut the peppers in half lengthwise and remove any seeds and membranes.
  3. Divide the cream cheese between the peppers.
  4. Add the sausages and press down slightly to fit snuggly inside the peppers.
  5. Wrap the peppers with the bacon and sprinkle with the rub.
  6. Place into the Big Easy basket and bunk bed basket and cook for 20-25 minutes or until the bacon starts to crisp and the peppers have softened.
  7. Let cool slightly before serving.

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I really should’ve listened to my inner voice. You know the one. The one that says “You should make a double batch of these bacon-wrapped shrimp”. But I didn’t listen. I fired up my Char-Broil Big Easy and made just one batch. One little ole batch. I knew as soon as the bacon started cooking that I was in a for a treat. In almost no time I was enjoying hot, tender, moist shrimp wrapped in tasty bacon, seasoned with my favorite Fire-Eater rub, dipped in a cool remoulade sauce. You can’t beat it.
Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp on the Char-Broil Big EasyDarn near anything wrapped in bacon and cooked on the Char-Broil Big Easy is good. Try my bacon-wrapped appetizer sausages. Or bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts. And of course, bacon-wrapped tater tots.

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Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Cuisine: American
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Ingredients
  • Thin-sliced bacon (1 slice for every 3 shrimp)
  • Large shrimp, shelled and deveined (I was able to cook 12 24-30 count shrimp at a time in the bottom of the Big Easy basket)
  • Your favorite seasoning (I used our Fire-Eater Rub)
  • Remoulade sauce, for dipping (try our spicy Creole remoulade)
Instructions
  1. Stick the bacon into the freezer for 15 minutes to make it easier to slice.
  2. Fire up your Big Easy.
  3. Slice the bacon into thirds and wrap around the shrimp.
  4. Sprinkle the shrimp with the seasoning and place into the Big Easy basket.
  5. Cook in the Big Easy for 20 minutes for large shrimp. Do not overcook or the shrimp will get tough.
  6. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes to help crisp up the bacon.
  7. Serve with remoulade sauce for dipping.

Bacon-Wrapped Lit’l Smokies on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Bacon-wrapped Lit’l Smokies have been on my radar for a few weeks now. I was just waiting for a nice day to fire up my Char-Broil Big Easy and make a big ole batch of them. That nice day came, and boy, was it ever a glorious day (food-wise and weather-wise!). I can’t even begin to tell you just how great these little bites are. They are the perfect appetizers. Crunchy, yummy bacon. Fire-eater rub (or whatever rub or seasoning you prefer). And of course, little sausages. You cannot stop eating them.

I served these little morsels with warmed spicy BBQ sauce for dipping. A nice creamy mustard dipping sauce would be great too. Or Sriracha. Or just pop them in your mouth and enjoy!
Bacon-Wrapped Lit'l Smokies on the Char-Broil Big EasyAnything wrapped in bacon is going to taste great. Check out my bacon-wrapped tater tots, also made on the Char-Broil Big Easy.

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Bacon-Wrapped Lit'l Smokies on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Serves: 45 yummy bites
 
Note: To cook an entire package of cocktail sausages at once in your Big Easy you'll need the Bunk Bed basket.
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Instructions
  1. Place the bacon into the freezer for 30 minutes.
  2. Slice the bacon into thirds and sprinkle with the rub.
  3. Place a cocktail sausage at the end of each piece of bacon and roll up.
  4. Place seam-side down into the Big Easy basket.
  5. Fire up your Big Easy and insert the basket full of smokies.
  6. Cook for around 20 minutes or until the bacon starts to crisp (it will crisp up more as it cools, so do not over-cook it). The top pieces may get done before the bottom. If that happens, simply remove the bunk bed basket and continue cooking the sausages on the lower level.
  7. Let cool slightly before serving.
  8. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Olives

Whenever you’re cooking outdoors on the grill, there’s always room leftover to put treats, like these insanely good grilled bacon-wrapped stuffed olives. They’re easy to cook, and disappear in minutes.

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed OlivesI used jalapeno-stuffed olives, but you can use garlic-stuffed or whatever you like. Or heck, they don’t even have to be stuffed! These little morsels come out salty and briny, with a nice kick from the rub (I used a sweet rub with a little kick to it).

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Olives
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Ingredients
  • Bacon, cut into thirds
  • Large olives
  • Toothpicks
  • Your favorite rub (a sweet, low- or no-salt rub works best)
Instructions
  1. Fire up your grill for indirect cooking.
  2. Roll small pieces of bacon around the olives and secure with toothpicks.
  3. Lightly dust the wrapped olives with the rub.
  4. Grill over indirect heat, flipping once or twice, until the bacon is cooked and crispy, 20-30 minutes.
  5. Let cool slightly before devouring.