Saturday, 25 February 2017

Stuff Jalapenos & Peppers Burgers

My son came up with the ideal of stuffing burgers with Jalapenos and peppers this morning while baking buns on our Joe. So we decided to go ahead and make them for lunch. They turned out quite well and are pretty easy to make, quite tasty, and your palette dances in flavor!


  •          3 lbs ground pork
  •          2 tbsp favorite rub
  •      1 tbsp fresh ground pepper
  •          ½ tbsp kosher salt

Burger stuffing:

  •          8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  •         1/2 cup fine shredded mozzarella cheese
  •          3 jalapeno pepper, diced
  •          2 TBSP Club House La Grille Maple Bacon Seasoning
  •          ¼ orange pepper diced
  •         ¼ yellow pepper diced
  •         ¼ red pepper diced
  •         ¼ sweet onion diced
  •         2 clove garlic minced


1. Heat the cream cheese in microwave for 35 seconds to soften;

2.  Diced the jalapenos, onion and peppers;

3.  Minced 2 clove of garlic;

4.  Mix all the ingredients in large bowl and mix very well

Now its time to make the burger patties and stuff them.


1. Mix the ground pork, rub, pepper, and kosher salt in large bowl;

2. Use the Burger Stufz burger press to create burger patties pocket and to seal them ( you can use a beer can to create the burger pocket if you don't have a Stufz burger press);

 Now add the stuffing in the burger pocket
 Now put a top layer of ground pork and seal using the press

3. Now place the patties in fridge for 30 minutes;

4. Its now time to preheat your BBQ and the Grillgrates to 375 degrees F but if you don't have Grillgrates you can use the cast iron griddle or soap stone from the divide and conquer system;

5. Now cook you stuffed burger till the internal temp reaches 160 degrees F and don't forget to flip them half way through the cook;

For burger buns we used this recipe: perfect hamburger buns recipe

Now serve them and enjoy!

Grilling in the winter

Grilling in the winter

Lots of folks are afraid to grill during the winter months because they find it too cold or don’t like dealing with the snow. Me personally it’s my favorite time of the year to fire up my Joe. Some will say that I am nuts but I personally get more joy out of it I honestly find it more rewarding and personally love the challenges from it. The colder it gets outside I find my Joe more efficient in maintaining temps and it actually gets to desired temp a little faster.

The Kamado Joe and BGE are made with a nice thick ceramic which makes it very efficient for grilling in sub-zero temperatures. Get your grilling gloves on and do some winter grilling its very rewarding and your Joe will never fail you and your family, guess and friends will thank you for it. 

Keeping warm while watching the grill in -20C lol

Here are my tips to make your winter grilling more enjoyable:

1.            Always cover your Joe with a cover but place a towel on top of the Joe before putting the cover on. The towel will absorb any moisture and prevent your Kamado Joe and BGE from freezing shut;

2.            You can bring your Joe near your patio door so you don’t have to go too far outside to grill or re-position it away from the cold winds;

3.            Use lighting cubes to light your grill instead of a electric lighter, or torch so that way you don’t spend much time outside;

4.            I recommend using a Kick Ash Basket  which gives the Joe a better air flow and makes it a lot easier to clean and make lighting process of the Joe a lot faster;

5.            Prep all your food inside your house;

6.            Dress warm for the weather and I also recommend using cast iron grates as it retains heat better;

7.            Winter is also the best time of the year to do some cold smoking;

8.            Try to keep the dome close don’t open it unless you really need to.

It’s that simple to grill in the winter get your grilling game on and don’t let the cold or snow scare you from grilling!

Happy Grilling!

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Maple glazed Salmon

Well today I decided to grill some maple glazed salmon on the BBQ. These are quite delicious, pretty healthy and easy to make. Well let’s get grilling!


  • Fresh Salmon Fillets
  • Dizzy Pig Raging River Rub
  • Pure Maple Syrup


Soak Salmon Plank in water for 1 hour;

Pre heat BBQ to 425 degrees Fahrenheit;

Place Salmon Fillet on top of the cedar plank and Season the fillet with a generous amount of Dizzy Pig Raging River rub;

Grill the salmon on the plank in the BBQ at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 8-10 minutes the last few minutes of cooking glaze the salon with some maple syrup. (You can tell the salmon is ready when you poke with fork and the fillet easily flakes off. )

Bonne Appetit! and Happy Grilling!

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Chicken Grenades on the BBQ!

Well lately I didn't have much time to grill since I was gone on a military course then on Holidays. Now that I am back I decided to be creative on the BBQ and came up with the ideal of making my own version of ABT’S (Atomic Buffalo Treats or Atomic Buffalo Turds) and decided to call them chicken grenades. These are easy to make. I found they had a nice little kick to them with a surprise crunch with a punch! My kids love them a lot now I found another perfect appetizer for game day.

  • 1 TBSP Dizzy Pig Fajitaish
  • 2 TBSP Dizzy Pig Jamaican Firewalk
  • 1 TBSP fresh ground black pepper
  • Dizzy Pig Ragging River
  • ½ Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 250 gram Cream Cheeese
  • ¼ cup Franks Red Hot Sauce Sweet Chilly 
  • ¼ cup Franks Red Hot Sauce Buffalo Wing
  • 1 Chicken Breast
  • 1 pound slice bacon
  • Fresh Jalepenos


Cut Chicken breast in strips of ¼ inch wide;

In a bowl mix the Dizzy Pig Fajitaish, 1 TBSP Dizzy Pig Jamaican Firewalk, black pepper and Panko till well blended;

In another bowl mix both Franks Hot Sauce together till well blended (This is your Panko breading mixture);

Now dip the chicken strips in the sauce till well covered then role in the Panko breading mixture till well coated and place in a pan;

Now place the breaded chicken in fridge for 1 hour;

Stir the 1 TBSP of Dizzy Pig Jamaican Firewalk in the cream cheese till well blended;

Cut the jalapenos in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds and veins with a spoon and place the Jalapenos half in a bowl of water. This will help keep the fumes of the Jalapenos down so they won’t irritate your eyes, nose & throat;

Now stuff your jalapeno halves with the cream cheese mixture and set aside in fridge;

Now pre-heat your BBQ to 325 degrees Fahrenheit for semi indirect cooking by using Grillgrares;

Now place one piece of breaded chicken on top of the Jalapeno half and cream cheese;

It’s now time to wrap them with a slice of bacon and secure them with a toothpick;

Ok you now have them all wrapped with bacon season them with a light coat of Dizzy Pig Raging River;

Now place them on the BBQ and cook them at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 2 hours till the internal chicken reaches a safe temp of 165 degrees Fahrenheit (I rotate them half way through the cook but that’s personal preference);

Now I hope you enjoy these chicken grenades!

Bonne app├ętit and Happy Grilling!

Dizzy Pigs Rubs are now available locally in Halifax from:
 Sparkling Pools And Spas 
 512 Main St., Dartmouth, NS 
 Tel: 1 (902) 462-8187

Or directly from: DizzyPigBBQ

Friday, 21 November 2014

Ceramic cookers Xmas recommended accessories gift ideal

Well with Christmas just around the corner I decided to do my Christmas BBQ Accessories recommended gift ideal for the avid BBQER that uses ceramic cookers such as the Big green Egg, Kamado Joe, Primo, etc,..  I summed it up to my 7 most recommended based on its practicability, and innovations that actually improves your grilling or takes your grilling to the next level without wasting your money for something you will never use again. 

1. Grillgrates: Have a nice raised rail design which allows a better surface area contact and better heat conduction which gives you perfect restaurant sear lines, while juices collect in the valleys then steam or sizzle adding even more flavor and moisture into your food. You can also add smoke pellets to the valley to add a hint of smoke to fish and vegetables. The shape of the Grillgrates radiates with heat for fast, even cooking and the bottom protects greasy food like chicken against any flare-ups and drying heat. The fat drains off and burns in the bottom of the grill grate and not on the outside of your food. The Grillgrate tools which comes with each set as custom design prongs that fits between and below the rails to lift delicate food such as fish without damaging it and it doubles as a cleaning tool to clear the valleys of build-up. GrillGrates cook via all methods of cooking: conduction, convection and infrared plus they provide you with a semi-indirect cooking method. Also Grillgrates has beyond phenomenal customer service and support! 

You can also flip the Grillgrates over and used them to reverse sear steaks, to cook buns on, or to cook burgers with a nice sear on them. 

You can order your Grillgrates here: Grillgrate Store You can use coupon code Grateful will save 15% off store wide.

2. Kick-Ash-Basket: This ash basket provides a quick and efficient way of cleaning ashes from your ceramic cooker. It also improves air flow which actually made it easier and faster to achieve any desired temps. It also helps in maintaining high temps for searing steaks or cooking pizzas. 

You can order your Kick Ash Basket herekickashbasket

3. The Smokeware Chimney Cap: Well if you like grilling through rain and snow storm this is the perfect accessory to get. It works extremely well in keeping the rain and snow out of the cooker while grilling. It’s also controls the temperature just as easy as the regular daisy wheel vent does. Everyone also loves the fact that it actually pimps up the look of your cooker! It looks very sharp on any grill. Also after the fire is completely out just open the vent on the chimney a tad when the grill is not in use which in turn will reduced and prevent mold and mildew problems that its typical in a Kamado grill that sits idle for a couple of weeks. Another advantage of this cap is when opening your BBQ you don’t have to worry about the vent fully opening by itself like the original daisy wheel is known to do on ceramic cookers. 

You can order your Smokeware Chimney Cap here: Smokeware chimney Cap store

4. Tappecue Temperature Monitoring System:  I strongly recommend this temperature monitoring system if you do lots of low and slow cooks.  What I really like about this system is that you can actually monitor the temps of your grill and food from anywhere that there’s a wifi, 3G, 4G cell service or internet connection by using your phone or tablet. Imagine not being stuck watching you grill and to have the freedom to go anywhere while doing a long and slow cook and to be able to monitoring your food and pit from anywhere you go. During the summer I start my low and slow cook early in the morning and then went Kayak Fishing and always managed to monitor my grill in the middle of the lake while fishing which is quite amazing. This system is actually quite accurate whit its temperature reading. Another big bonus of this system is that you can graft the temp of your pit and of your food for further analysis for the next cook.  This system also sends you warning when the pit falls or go above your set points and lets you know when your food is ready.

You can order your Tappecue Temperature Monitoring system here: Tappecue Store

5. Thermapen: Thermapen are the Cadillac’s of instant read thermometers. They are very fast and will give you accurate reading every time within 2 seconds flat. I found that lots of cheap meat thermometers take for ever to get accurate reading and lots of them are always off by a few degrees. This is one of the accessories that I wouldn’t cheap out on. These are used by Pitmasters world-wide and pro chefs in restaurants. They are made with a bio master anti-bacterial additive and they are splash proof. It has a long slim probe for taking temp in large piece of meat and large easy to read temp numbers. The company actually has excellent customer service and stand behind their products one hundred percent. Food safety is extremely important to me this is why I don’t cheap out on a meat thermometer. They are very easy to clean. Also the newer models now have a nice backlit LED display.  

The speed and accuracy of the Thermapen is unparalleled.  With a blazing 3 second reading and + or – of .7 degrees it’s going to get the temperature as fast as necessary. Its also has a water-resistance design and Biomaster anti-bacterial addictive. These thermometer are very rugged and can take a good beating!


3-second readings!
High accuracy to ±0.7°F (±0.4°C)
Water-resistant design
Biomaster anti-bacterial additive
°F to °C reconfigurable
Auto on/off—no buttons!
1,500 hour battery life

You can order your Thermapen here: thermapen

6. Kettle-Q Griddles: A good quality griddle gives you opportunity to expend your cooking limitation of your Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe, Primo and any other ceramic cooker. This griddles gives you a large enough cooking space to cook a few eggs, bacon and sausages at the same time. The griddle allows you to cook food such has pancakes, crepes, eggs, hash browns, Quadzillas, stir-fry, etc,.. with ease!

I highly recommend buying the Kettle-Q made by The Little Griddle Innovations because they make the highest quality griddle. Also they are made of 14 gauge 430 stainless steel which is pretty heavy duty stuff. You can also visually see the quality and craftsmanship that was put into the making of their high quality griddle. They are very easy to clean and use!

Review: Kettle Q

You can order you Kettle-Q griddle here: littlegriddle store

7. The BBQ Bravo Gloves: The best pair of BBQ gloves I ever used are definitely the BBQ Bravo Gloves by a mile due to the fact that they are pretty well insulated, good quality leather, and they are long in length offering protection to your arms from heat as well! These are the only gloves that have been actual able to use to handle hot pizza stones, head deflectors, plate setters, cast iron frying pan, etc. without burning myself or burning my gloves. 

You can order your BBQ Bravo Gloves here: BBQ_BRAVO_GLOVES_EXTRA_HEAVY_DUTY

I hope this list helps your Christmas shopping.

Enjoy and happy grilling!