Oh how I do love cooking Twinkies on my Char-Broil Big Easy. They’re the world’s easiest dessert. And they can be topped with darn near anything you have in the pantry, fridge or freezer. The Twinkies only take a few minutes to get a nice little crunch on the outside, while the insides get all oooey gooey. I topped my loaded roasted Twinkies on the Char-Broil Big Easy with Nutella, marshmallows, whipped cream, toffee and for a hint of healthy, some fresh strawberries.
Spreading a bit of Nutella on the Twinkies first gives the remaining ingredients something to hold onto. They don’t slide off and into the pan. Now, I’m not saying that if they did slide off that it’d be the end of world, no, but loaded roasted Twinkies need to be mounded with toppings. The more, the better.
Also make up a batch of chocolate chip cookies or some bloomin’ apples for dessert. On your Big Easy. Yep, that’s right, on your Big Easy!
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Loaded Roasted Twinkies on the Char-Broil Big Easy
You'll need a small pie pan or other dish for the Twinkies. Do not roast them directly on the Big Easy rack.
Servings 2 servings
- 1/4 cup Nutella divided
- 2 Twinkies
- Handful miniature marshmallows
- Whipped cream
- 1/4 cup Toffee pieces
- Fresh berries
Fire up your Big Easy.
Spread most of the Nutella out on the bottom of the pie pan.
Add the Twinkies then top with the remaining Nutella (It gives the marshmallows something to stick to).
Place into the Big Easy for 10 minutes or until the Twinkies start to brown and crisp a bit and the marshmallows have melted.
Remove and add whipped cream, Toffee and berries. Serve.
Yes, under all those toppings lies a big ole grilled all-beef dog. My loaded Mexican hot dogs are not for the faint of heart. You pick it up and you don’t set it down until it’s all gone. Every bite is crazy good. Tons of cheese. Fresh avocado. Crunchy red onion, Briny black olives. Sharp green onions. And a great twist: grilled lime squeezed on top for a fresh citrus hit. We loved these dogs.
I served these loaded Mexican hot dogs with a side of some just-as-crazy-good bean dip and some warmed tortilla chips. It was the perfect dinner basket!
Also give my Mexican charred corn hot dogs a try!
Loaded Mexican Hot Dogs
Servings 6 servings
- 6 1/4 pound all-beef hot dogs
- 1 lime cut into 6 wedges
- 6 hot dog buns
- 1/3 cup queso fresco shredded
- 1/3 cup taco cheese shredded
- 1/3 cup Mexican cheese shredded
- Handful black olives chopped or sliced
- 1/4 cup red onion diced
- 1 large ripe avocado chopped
- 3 green onions chopped
Fire up your grill and cook the hot dogs. Place the lime wedges on the grill and get them lightly charred.
Toast the buns as desired.
Place dogs in buns.
Combine the three cheeses in a bowl then sprinkle on top of the hot dogs.
Add remaining ingredients. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing over the dogs.
I found the original recipe for this great breakfast-for-dinner idea over at Amy’s Cooking Adventures. Putting an egg on top of batter in a waffle iron sounded like a pretty nifty approach to me, so I dove right in and made some waffle iron eggs and biscuits.
I have to warn you, you’re going to make a mess making these. There’s really no way around it. No matter how gently you close the iron lid, somewhere along the line you’re going to pop a yoke and it’s going to run out. That’s ok, though. It’s worth the mess.
Guess what? You can also make chocolate chip ‘cookies’ using your waffle iron!
Loaded Breakfast Waffles
Servings 3 -4
Preheat you waffle iron as directed by the manufacturer and spray with non-stick spray as needed
Combine biscuit mix and milk until a dough forms.
Lightly dust a cutting board with more baking mix. Roll the dough out using a rolling pin until it is about 1/4" thick. Cut into shapes slightly smaller than your waffle iron. (Our waffle iron is round. I found a saucer that was just smaller than the iron and used that as my template for cutting the dough).
Working in batches, place the dough pieces onto your waffle iron. Sprinkle with some bacon and cheese and top with a single egg each. (If you sprinkle the cheese in a circular pattern, creating a sort of 'well', the egg will not slide off as easily).
Very, very gently lower the top of the waffle iron and cook until done.
Serve topped with butter, sprinkled with the breakfast sausage crumbles, and drizzled with pure maple syrup.