Big Green Egg Feed A Party On A Budget – Oktoberfest Entrée, Side Dish and Dessert

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OktoberFest here we come with a Big Green Egg menu that is sure to please your backyard BBQ crowd.  This is a one grill meal that packs some serious Oktoberfest fun.

Big Green Egg Feed A Party On A Budget – Oktoberfest Entrée, Side Dish and Dessert

Let’s fire up the Big Green Egg and get this feast started.

Yield: 8 people
Prep time: 20 Minute Prep
Cook time: Braised Cabbage – 55-65 Minutes
Cook time: Roasted Bratwurst – 25 Minutes
Cook time: German Apple Cake –  25-35 Minutes
Print Recipe: Oktoberfest For A Crowd


Measure   Ingredient                                                            Prep Notes      
6 slices         Bacon, Applewood                                        Cut into medium pieces
1 ea              Onion, Yellow, Small                                      Julienned
1 tbsp           Garlic, paste
1 ea              Apple, Red                                                          Colored and julienned
1 cup            Carrots                                                                Shredded
2 cup            Red Cabbage                                                    Shredded
2 cup            Green Cabbage                                                Shredded
2 tsp             Caraway Seed
2 tbsp           Rub-A-Dub, 5280 Culinary
3 tbsp           Sugar, Dark Brown
2 cup            Chicken Stock
1 can            Beer, Amber                                                     12 oz can


8 ea              Bratwurst, Fresh


1 cup            Oil, Vegetable
2 ea              Eggs, large
1 cup            Sugar, White, Granulated
1 cup            Sugar, Dark Brown
1 tbsp           Vanilla, Paste or Extract
2 cup            Flour, All Purpose
1 tbsp           Cinnamon, Ground
½ tsp            Allspice
1 tsp             Baking soda
1 tsp             Salt, Kosher
4 cups           Apples, Red                                                     Cored and diced
1 cup            Walnuts, Candied                                           Rough chopped


Wash all tools prior to use
Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, or any cooking tools
Stir charcoal in the Big Green Egg and Top off with Fresh Charcoal if needed
Clean out ash pit if needed
Open Bottom vent and top vent for maximum air flow during startup process
Make a well in the center of the lump and ignite the charcoal using 1 speedilight starter or an EGGniter
Heat to temp of 200˚ and add the convEGGtor, Lower grate, eggspander and upper grate
Heat to temp of 350˚ and adjust lower and upper vents to hold at 350˚
While grill is heating up –load dutch oven (uncovered) onto lower grill grate, in center of grill
Make Apple Cake:
Spray a 9x13 pan (heavy) with non-stick cooking spray
Using a whisk, beat eggs and oil until creamy
Add both sugars and vanilla and mix well to combine
Add flour, salt, cinnamon, allspice and baking soda to a small bowl and mix well
Add this to the egg mixture and stir well to combine
Fold in the walnuts and apples and carefully add to the cake pan
Cover cake pan and hold for cooking at room temp
Prep All ingredients for braised cabbage, sausage and dessert
Open Big Green Egg and add bacon to dutch oven, break up any clumps, close the lid and cook for 10 minutes to render fat and start cooking
Open Big Green Egg and add caraway seeds, onions and garlic, mix all ingredients well
Close Egg and cook for 5 minutes
Open Egg and add apple, carrots and cabbage, mix all ingredients well
Close Egg and cook for 10 minutes
Open Egg and add seasoning, sugar, chicken stock and beer to Dutch oven, stir well
Add the sausage around the Dutch oven
Add the apple cake (uncovered) to the top shelf of the EGGspander
Close Egg and cook for 20 minutes or until sausage is done (165˚ F internal temp)
Check in after 10 minutes and flip sausage and check on apple cake, close dome and cook for 10 minutes longer
At the 20 minute mark…
Remove sausage if fully cooked to 165˚ F or place sausage into the braised cabbage to cook longer
Check on Apple cake to see doneness and color (doneness check with toothpick)
Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes or until cake is done.  Toothpick will be dry when inserted and removed.  Dry meaning no raw cake batter stuck to it
Using heat proof gloves, remove the Dutch ovens and place in kitchen
Allow cake to cool and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar or serve with ice cream

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Published on 7/27/2022.
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