Aaron McCargo Jr.

About Chef Aaron McCargo Jr.

Renowned Chef Aaron McCargo Jr., Food Network star and host of the long-running hit series “Big Daddy’s House,” has custom designed and developed top-quality, easy-to-use wood fire pellet grills that deliver incomparable taste and great value. McCargo’s Big Bear Grills allows home chefs to take their cookouts to a whole new level of flavor and fun.

Big Daddy Recipes

Aaron McCargo Recipes and Grills Designed for All Chefs

“I love cooking with big, bold flavors and that’s what my Big Bear Grills deliver,” said Chef McCargo, speaking from the Big Bear Grills headquarters in Augusta, Georgia. “I specially designed these grills so that home cooks of all skill levels can easily make great tasting food just like I do in my home.”

Aaron McCargo Recipes

The Big Daddy Recipes Fans Love

McCargo won season four of “The Next Food Network Star,” beating out thousands of culinary hopefuls for the ultimate dream job – his own Food Network Show. His popular series “Big Daddy’s House” ran for seven seasons, and featured the engaging chef putting his own delicious spin on everything from barbecue favorites to comfort foods to breakfast delights. Many fan favorite dishes from the show are featured in his cookbook “Simply Done, Well Done.”

Chef McCargo

Celebrity Chef

He has also appeared on hit Food Network shows “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” and “Guy’s Grocery Games” and the NBC series “Food Fighters,” and is a regular expert on the Spike TV show “Bar Rescue” and its spin-off, “Back to the Bar.” McCargo has appeared on the “Today” show, “Rachel Ray,” “The Talk,” “Dr. Oz” and more, sharing his passion for big bold flavors and fun family cooking. The father of three also has a line of spices (McCargo’s The Flavor of Bold) and a versatile product called The Sauce, which can be used for everything from marinades to stir-fry dishes.


Pellet Grill Recipes
Ingredients: 1 tbsp freshly chopped oregano leaves ½ cup crumbled Gorgonzola ½ cup Italian breadcrumbs 2 tbsp. The Sauce 2 racks lamb rib chops, frenched, double bone cut (with a small slit made in fat...
Recipes for Smokers
Ingredients: 2 slabs St. Louis ribs 2 slabs baby back ribs 4 cups AMJ BBQ rub • Wooden board. Directions: Pre-Heat and Set Big Bear grill to 250 degrees with Big Bear Hickory pellets in...