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It’s that time of year again when the temperatures start to climb into the 50’s and 60’s with an occasional burst into the 70’s.  Spring is no longer a mid-winter dream but a reality…right?  Well, not so fast…  Mother Nature may have one more surprise up her sleeve.   The “s” word (snow) is back in the forecast for tomorrow.  If the weather doesn’t make you “mad” then maybe it’s the pressure of completing the perfect bracket for the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.  The excitement of March Madness is contagious.  Are you planning a basketball theme party?   Have you planned the perfect game day menu?  Grilling is sure to make it feel like spring even if the thermometer says otherwise. Let Buddy’s help get the party started with an easy recipe for your Big Green Egg.  Stop by to check out our fully stocked display of Big Green Eggs and accessories.

Easy Jabmalaya with Beef


  • 1 lb Laura’s 92% Lean Ground Beef (or 96% Lean Ground Round)
  • 1⁄2 lb turkey sausage (sliced)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 cans (14 1⁄2 ounce) low-salt beef broth
  • 1 can (14 1⁄2 ounce) Cajun-style stewed tomatoes (undrained and chopped)
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 5 1⁄2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • 1⁄2 teaspoons ground red pepper
  • 2 cups uncooked long-grain rice
  • Hot sauce and parsley sprigs (optional, to taste)


  1. Set EGG for direct cooking (no convEGGtor) at 500°F/260°C.
  2. Cook first 6 ingredients in Dutch oven 5 minutes or until beef is browned and vegetables are tender; drain.
  3. Stir in broth and next 4 ingredients; bring to a boil. Stir in rice.
  4. Cover, reduce heat to about 350°F/177°C and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
  5. Top with hot sauce and parsley sprigs, if desired.

NOTE: This recipe was taken from the Big Green Egg website.

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Cockeysville, MD 21030
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