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The WalrusThe Walrus Posts: 35
edited 1:21PM in EggHead Forum
Has anyone ever tried a cast iron casserole for veggies, beans or any other purpose in the BGE? Any recommendations? Thanks.


  • djm5x9djm5x9 Posts: 1,342
    the walrus:[p]I make an old family recipe of Mull (Brunswick Stew) in cast iron Dutch ovens on the . . . Well it can be done on the BGE too. I also make chili in Dutch ovens the same way. I do so with lids off, sometimes smoking, others not.[p]The results remind me of mull (stews) being made in large cast iron pots over a oak fire and stired with a prepaired and modified axe handle.[p]I think the BGE and cast iron cooking work well togeather, but I have not seen a lot of posts regarding this type of cook. You are venturing into creative territory. I am looking forward to your posts as you progress with this style of cooking.

  • the walrus,
    I did a pot of chili a'la egg in a cast iron dutch oven. Cold smoked then seared a chuck roast, then cut it up and made a big pot o' chili. Cooked between 300-350, without a lid. Cooked for several hours with a very slow bubble. It was perfect, and nice and smoky.[p]Also have done Tamker Tim's beans. I usually do veggies in a grill-topper wok with holes in it. Works great.[p]The egg also makes a GREAT cast iron seasoner. Coat with animal fat (I used lard) and cook at 400 for a couple hours. Close up vents, and let egg cool slowly with cast iron still inside. A nice rich black non-stick finish awaits you.[p]I learned about cast iron here on the forum, and now we cook on the stuff all the time. Hard to believe people have gotten away from using CI these days.

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,497
    Oh yeah, and cornbread in a cast iron skillet on da egg is wonderful! Especially with chili.[p]NB
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  • MaryMary Posts: 190
    the walrus,
    I've done fritattas (an open faced omelet with veggies in it), veggies - eggplant, broccoli, potatoes, onions, asparagus, stews, chili, beans, etc. on the egg. These work best with indirect baking over firebricks. Pies are great too. Essentially anything that can be baked or roasted can also be done in the egg.[p]Mary

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