Ahh football season is here! And with it fantasy football, cook-outs, and tailgates! This year up the ante on your tailgate with a Big Green Egg Mini or MiniMax! These two portable sizes of America’s favorite ceramic grill are sure to help you create crowd-pleasing gourmet tailgating food. And all that with the superior taste of organic charcoal and without the hassle of empty propane tanks.

Big Green Egg Mini vs. MiniMax

Choosing between the Big Green Egg Mini and MiniMax comes down to capacity and weight in my humble opinion. While the mini is an easy choice with its impressive low weight of only 39lbs, the MiniMax makes feeding a larger crowd easier with its additional 54 sq in of cooking area. This is how the Big Green Egg website describes these two tailgate masters:

The Big Green Egg Mini is the perfect tailgate companion!

The Big Green Egg MiniMax is ideal for tailgating

Tailgating Recipes for Big Green Egg Mini and MiniMax

While the classic hot dog and hamburger shouldn’t be amiss we’re also digging these tasty tailgating recipes. Quick to grill and easy to eat, these are winners at every tailgate!

Italian Sausage Sliders

Sausage Sliders for your next tailgate

Sliders are the perfect size for a tailgate and are easy to share with all your new tailgating friends. This recipe has an unexpected flavor kick thanks to Italian sausage. Bonus: these sliders only take 3 minutes on each side!


Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño poppers on the Big Green Egg for a tasty tailgate side

Oh delicious gooey cheesiness with bacon and a kick! Jalapeño Poppers are finger-licking good and always disappear quickly. Don’t be afraid of jalapeños – if you remove all their seeds they really aren’t that hot.


Parmesan Grilled Corn

Grilled corn on the Big Green Egg for a scrumptious tailgate!

Grilled corn has that campfire romance to it and is great fuel for a fierce football game. After grilling the corn, cut the ears in thirds for easy handling.


Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Citrus & Dill Sauce

Grilled Chicken Kabobs from the Big Green Egg for your next tailgate!

These tasty chicken kabobs make tailgating really easy! In one hand hold a kabob stick and in the other a tasty beverage. You can even throw a bean bag while eating these tasty guys!


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