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.
What started out as an experiment to see if I could bake miniature pumpkin cheesecakes on my Char-Broil Big Easy ended up being one of the best tasting desserts I’ve had in a long time. I was contemplating Thanksgiving, and dreaming about how great a turkey out of my Big Easy tastes, when it dawned on me…. why not also use the oil-less fryer for making dessert? Well, let me tell you folks, these mini pumpkin cheesecakes on the Char-Broil Big Easy are amazing!
These little cheesecakes take less than 30 minutes to cook. Although, they do need to chill overnight. Well, they should chill overnight… I can’t say that all of them lasted that long. I think you can shortcut the chilling by placing them in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. And the taste? Phenomenal! Fantastic pumpkin flavor and creamy. All in all, they are the best pumpkin cheesecake you can imagine.
Mini pumpkin cheesecakes on the Char-Broil Big Easy are the best way to cap off a great turkey dinner. If you prefer a non-Thanksgiving version, try my Big Easy mini classic cheesecakes.
I used pre-made miniature pie crusts and cooked them in the Big Easy using the baking pans designed specifically for the cooker. If you don’t have them (they’re also great for making mini pizzas) you can use the standard basket that comes with the Big Easy (you can cook 4 pies at a time) and better yet, use the bunk bed basket which doubles the number of pies you can cook at a time.
One of the latest fads is beer can burgers. They’re hollowed-out burgers stuffed with whatever you like, normally wrapped in bacon. Sort of like open-faced Juicy Lucy burgers. The BBQ Pit Boys do them up right as they do a lot of things. I decided to make my own twist on them. And since I prefer sliders over full-sized burgers, I went with a smaller version, my shot glass sliders.
I stuffed these lil bad boys with sauteed mushrooms and onions, then topped them with cheddar. They were flat-out delicious. The perfect little bites!
Feel free to wrap yours in bacon and stuff them with whatever you love!
Melt the butter with the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
Add the remaining ingredients and cook, stirring often, for 20 minutes or until the mushrooms are golden and the onions are softened. Remove from heat.
For the burgers
Fire up your grill for indirect cooking.
Divide the beef into 6 2 1/2 ounce meatballs. Pack tightly so they stay together.
Take a shot glass and push it down into the middle of each ball, wrapping the meat around the outsides of the glass. Don’t press down so far that you puncture through the bottom – you’ll want about 1/3″ of meat all around. Push the glass down gently onto a flat surface to flatten the bottom.
Season the patties with salt and pepper and place onto the grill over indirect heat. Grill until the meat is almost at the desired doneness, 45 minutes or longer.
Spoon in the mushroom topping and add the cheese. Continue cooking until the cheese is melted.
These mini chicken-and-waffles are the perfect sized appetizers for a crowd. Sure, you can make your own waffles. And you can fry your own chicken. But when you’re in a hurry, these will do just fine. For a little kick, dip the hot chicken nuggets into Frank’s Red Hot wing sauce before skewering them and placing them onto the waffles.
These great game-time treats will disappear in minutes. But they’re easy to make, so you can crank out a big batch of mini chicken-and-waffles in no time. Now, if you’re looking for the full-sized version just grab a few pieces of already-fried chicken and some already-heated Eggo waffles and you’re good-to-go!
I’ve made my share of homemade cinnamon rolls, but always the full-sized ones. These mini cinnamon rolls from Iowa Girl Eats are fantastically sweet, easy, and a nice lighter alternative to large, morning nap-inducing rolls. I woke up early one morning and made these for Anita to take in to work. Everyone really enjoyed them.
Mini cinnamon rolls are a great thing for feeding a crowd. Well, if you can keep everyone from grabbing two handfuls at a time, that is!
These mini cinnamon rolls are fantastically sweet, easy, and a nice lighter alternative to large, morning nap-inducing rolls. I woke up early one morning and made these for Anita to take in to work. Everyone really enjoyed them.
I ran across this great idea for a football game-watching snack from the Plain Chicken blog, one of my absolute favorite places to go on the web. These mini-corn dog muffins are very easy to make and they will disappear very quickly. Because they’re not only fun, they taste great!