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The BBQ Gazette, Issue #010 -- Grilled Egg Casserole
June 15, 2011

Grilled Egg and Bacon Casserole

Click Here to view an instructional video.

My daughter had a bunch of girls over a couple weekends ago, and they begged me to fix them breakfast when they woke up the next morning. Being such a great guy (sarcasm) I told them I would be happy to oblige.

Then it dawned on me that I have never prepared a true breakfast dish on the grill. I decided right then and there to create a breakfast casserole and cook it on the kettle grill over hardwood charcoal. I'm glad I did. It was one of the best breakfast dishes I have ever had. It had an outdoor and smoky flavor, something totally unique. You can rest assured it will now be a regular part of future family brunches.

You can view a video I made while I prepared this dish at In the search box, enter “Egg Casserole on the Grill.”

Prior to assembling the casserole, set up your grill for indirect heat.


10 eggs well beaten
˝ cup of milk
4 to 5 pieces of any type of bread
4 to 6 pieces of cooked bacon
Your favorite shredded cheese
Hot sauce to taste
salt to taste
pepper to taste

What's great about this dish is that you can easily make it your own to match your personal preferences. You can use sauteed mushrooms, sauteed onions, cooked sausage instead of bacon, anything but the kitchen sink is eligible.

Take a 14 x 9 inch casserole bowl and coat with shortening. Lay the bread on the bottom of the bowl and sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper. Then sprinkle on the hot sauce to taste. Beat the eggs and add the milk. Pour the egg and milk mixture over the bread making sure you soak all pieces of the bread. Layer in pieces of cooked bacon and top with some of the cheese.

When the coals are 75% white, place the casserole on the opposite side of the coals and cover with lid. After 10 minutes, rotate the casserole 180 degrees and place the lid back on the grill to promote even cooking. After another 10 to 15 minutes, add the rest of your shredded cheese and place the lid back on the grill to aid in the melting. The bread should have puffed up by now and feel somewhat spongy yet firm to the touch. Once the cheese is melted, you are ready to go! The end result is satisfying, smoky and delicious.

If this is a brunch for adults, serve with spicy Bloody Mary's. You will be the talk of the neighborhood!

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