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Newbie's First Green Egg Meal

WhataguyWhataguy Posts: 11
edited 3:37PM in EggHead Forum
Hi All,
Been a lurker for a few days, reading recipes and looking for table plans thinking that someday I would get into the Green Egg thing. I've been a pretty proficient Weber Performer for quite a while and still love my Weber, but to smoke stuff I had an old 9000 pounds cast iron smoker with fire box on small wheels. It worked great but was such a pain to get going and didn't hold the heat very well that it was only used 2-3 times a year. So just by accident, the wife says "Let's go in here (BBQ Galore, Bee Caves) and get one of those floor mats for your Weber". So, after 20 minutes, I bought a Lg Egg, brought it home and put it together. Didn't get through until late so I decided to do a Prime Choice 2" ribeye as my first meal.

Pretty much followed Trex's instructions, got it up to 750, seared'em for 2 min each side, let sit for 20 min, finished off at 400 for 6 min a side. Threw on some sausages during finish off. I can honestly say....YOU GOT ME, BEST DURN STEAK EVER!!!!!. So now I gotta get busy on building a table. At first I thought it would be a little longer so I could disassemble the Weber and install it in the table at one end with Egg on other end. But the more I think about it, I'll probably just sell the Weber.

Here's a pic of how it all turned out. Ribeye done to perfection, a few slices of jalapeno kelbasse sausage, kale sauteed with garlic and roasted brussel sprouts.

And yes, my eyes were bigger than my stomach, no way I could finish that plate of food.

Thanks for all your help!!



  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,966
    Wow! Nice cook!
    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Fine lookin meal friend. :)
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,734
    Watts welcome to the cult. Now you need to travel up to Salado on the 26th and meet lots of us as well as seeing all kinds to things your egg can do.
    Below my name is the blog site for the Salado Egghead Gathering. If I can answer any questions call me.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    I sure wish you had invited me to help finish that plate. That is fine looking.
  • hakalugihakalugi Posts: 12
    Watts, way to start off with a bang.

    the ability to go from blast furnace to steady heat is so much fun to work with.

    on your roadmap at some point: an overnight boston butt. you'll look in the charcoal bowl and think "there won't be enough for 10 hrs of cooking..." but it'll make it!
  • Morro Bay RichMorro Bay Rich Posts: 2,227
    Where do you live? Think you could do a repeat performance? We could be there tomorrow. ;)
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Wow! Congrats on your egg and the many eggcelent meals to come. Looks like you nailed the first one.
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    that all looks awesome. the steak is exactly how i like it. welcome to the forum.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Delicious!!!! Congratulations
  • wkygrillerwkygriller Posts: 408
    WOW :woohoo: Thats an ambitious first cook (most people start with chicken breasts or something simple) and you nailed it. Nice looking dinner. Welcome to the egg world.
  • thebtlsthebtls Posts: 2,300
    Welcome. Great job greater pic. Keep on eggin'
    Visit my blog, dedicated to my Big Green Egg Recipies at You can also follow my posts on FaceBook under the name Keep On Eggin' or the link!/pages/Keep-On-Eggin/198049930216241
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,907
    Welcome to the forum. Fine looking meal. Try to go to The Gathering in Salado TX at the end of this month or the Texasfest on Lake Travis at the Iguana Grill in April 30th. Enjoy your egg.
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • Bobby-QBobby-Q Posts: 1,995
    Welcome aboard. You've just started on the best days of your life!
  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    welcome... that's a great way to start things off
    context is important :)
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Welcome and congrats
    Great first cook :)

  • Good for you! Nice, nice first cook!
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
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