Loaded Roasted Twinkies on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Oh how I do love cooking Twinkies on my Char-Broil Big Easy. They’re the world’s easiest dessert, topped with darn near anything you have in the pantry, fridge or freezer. The Twinkies take only 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.

Loaded Roasted Twinkies on the Char-Broil Big Easy

The Big Easy Does Dessert Too!

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. That’s not to say that if they did slide off that it’d be the end of world. The more toppings the better because loaded roasted Twinkies on the Char-Broil Big Easy are meant to be loaded!

The bunk bed basket lets you double the amount of cooking space you have on your Big Easy. And it’s easy to take in and out of the cooker too!

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!

Love your Big Easy as much I love mine? Check out my Big Easy Add-Ons page and my free Big Easy eCookbook!

Note: This recipe was developed using the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Fryer. If you are cooking using the Char-Broil Smoker-Roaster Grill you should cook with the lid open and the temperature set to High. You might also need to adjust the cooking time.

Loaded Roasted Twinkies on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Loaded Roasted Twinkies on the Char-Broil Big Easy

This is the world’s easiest dessert. And they can be topped with darn near anything you have in the pantry, fridge or freezer. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Big Easy, Char-Broil, dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 368kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

You’ll need a small pie pan or other dish for the Twinkies. Do not roast them directly on the Big Easy rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 342IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Loaded Mexican Hot Dogs

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.

Loaded Mexican Hot Dogs

Loaded Is An Understatement

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
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Loaded Mexican Hot Dogs

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.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword hot dogs, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 1416kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 ¼ pound hot dogs
  • 1 lime cut into 6 wedges
  • 6 hot dog buns
  • cup queso fresco shredded
  • cup taco cheese shredded
  • cup Mexican cheese shredded
  • 1 handful black olives chopped or sliced
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • 1 large avocado chopped
  • 3 green onions chopped

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 1416kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 82g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 229mg | Sodium: 3638mg | Potassium: 965mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 323mg | Iron: 13mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Waffle Iron Eggs and Biscuits

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. This really is breakfast-in-a-bite. Everything you need. Everything you want. I thought these were a really fun idea. And they really hit the spot, too. I didn’t really need help loving waffles any more but these certainly made that happen.

Waffle Iron Eggs and Biscuits

Expect A Little Mess. It’s Worth It.

I have to warn you, you’re going to make a mess making these waffle iron eggs and biscuits. 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!

Waffle Iron Eggs and Biscuits
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Waffle Iron Eggs and Biscuits

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.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword biscuits, breakfast, eggs, waffles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 923kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups Bisquick plus a little more for dusting
  • cup low fat milk
  • 4 slices bacon cooked, drained, crumbled
  • 1 cup cheese shredded (Swiss, cheddar, whichever you prefer)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into pats
  • ½ pound breakfast sausage cooked drained, crumbled
  • maple syrup

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 923kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 398mg | Sodium: 1764mg | Potassium: 500mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1169IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 439mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.