Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.

In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Egg Gumbo

BBbrewBBbrew Posts: 33
edited 1:47PM in EggHead Forum
O.K., so it BBQs, cooks pizza, bakes bread, and grills meat. So far so good. Has anyone out there ever tried stewing in their BGE? I am thinking of cooking up a big pot of gumbo next weekend (Fat Tuesday and all coming up!). I was planning on using a large cast iron dutch oven in the egg to accomplish this task. Kind of like a dutch oven in a dutch oven effect for really concentrated cooking. A little smoke will help the gumbo all the better. It seems like this is a natural thing to do with any type of stew type food. What about chili? Anybody ever try chili on an egg?


  • MopMop Posts: 496
    BBbrew,this one comes highly recommended....I however have NOT tryed it yet but they all love it.[p]Mop!

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,402
    An uncovered cast iron dutch oven in a smoky egg is a wonderful thing. Chili, or any stew-type concoction is perfect egg material. I have done several killer pots of chili, simmering at a very slow bubble for many hours. Takes on smoke nicely. Beans are incredible also.[p]If I remember correctly, a good steady maintained 300 dome temp is perfect. The possibilities are endless for open CI dutch oven cooking.[p]Cheers!!
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
  • MarkMark Posts: 295
    Have been doing chilis and stews for years. NB 300 degree recommendation is right on the money, I use two differnt pots, both Lodge, one is a 10 qt. and the other is 12 qt, I think. Reds Burnswick Stew is unbeatable on an Egg.

  • FireballFireball Posts: 354
    I smoke Baeked Beans. Start out at about 150 to 190 degrees with your favorite wood for about about 2 hours. Slowly bring the temperature up to 300 to 350 degrees. Simmer until it thickens to the consistency desired. I use a cast iron dutch oven. Please, post your gumbo recipe.

  • BBbrew,
    try the black bean chili that mop has put in here for a recipe. I've made it twice and it is among the best i have ever had!

Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.