Grilling Class with Chef Dan Varga

Grilling Class with Chef Dan Varga – The Hungarian Butcher

We had the pleasure of welcoming Chef Dan Varga, the esteemed owner and head butcher of The Hungarian Butcher in Worthington, to kick off our first grilling class of 2023!! This was a filled to capacity class that featured some incredible recipes! Chef Dan demonstrated recipes for Amardillo Eggs, brussels sprout slaw, Tacos Campechanos, and smoked smores dip. These were absolutely delicious, take a look at the recipes below and give them a try for yourself! Make sure to stop by The Hungarian Butcher to visit Chef Dan and to pick up some of the best meat in the city!

Chef Dan Varga Grilling Class at Specialty Gas House 5/11/23


Armadillo Eggs


  • 2# Ground Pork
  • 1 TBS Salt
  • ½ TBS Pepper
  • 1 TBS Garlic

Put into a bowl and mix until sticky

  • 8 Jalapenos Whole & Gutted
  • 8- 1oz Sticks Cheddar
  • 8 Slices of Bacon


  1. Mix Sausage & Chill
  2. Stuff Jalapenos with Cheese
  3. Weigh out Sausage in 8 equal parts
  4. Form Sausage around Jalapeno
  5. Wrap with Bacon
  6. Smoke at 225 degrees for 1 ½ hours until internal temperature of 150 degrees
  7. Dip whole Egg in BBQ sauce of choice
  8. Place back in smoker for 30 mins

Brussels Sprout Slaw


  • 1# Shredded Brussel Sprouts
  • 2 Sliced Radish
  • 1 Julienned Shallot
  • 1 Shredded Carrot
  • 1 cup Shredded Red Cabbage
  • 1TBS Whole Grain Mustrard
  • 1 TBS Dijon Mustard
  • 1 TBS Hungarian Mustard (sold at Hungarian Butcher)
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • 1 TBS JJ’s Chipotle Carolina Spice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Place Slaw mixture in bowl
  2. Mix all ingredients together and chill for 1-2 hours
  3. Enjoy!

Tacos Campechanos


  • ½ # Carne Asada
  • ½ # Longaniza
  • ½ cup Guacamole
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Fresh Limes
  • Onions and Cilantro (optional)


  1. Grill Carne Asada and Longaniza
  2. Grill or griddle Tortillas
  3. Build Tacos
  4. Garnish with guacamole, lime and optional cilantro and onions
  5. Enjoy!

Smoked Smores Dip


  • 1# Chocolate Chips or Chocolate Bars
  • ½ Bag Marshmallows
  • Graham Crackers
  • Cast Iron Skillet


  1. Put Chocolate in the bottom of the skillet
  2. Put Marshmallows on top of the chocolate
  3. Place skillet into smoker until chocolate is melted and marshmallows are golden brown (approx. 30 minutes)
  4. Dip Graham Crackers into the dip and enjoy!



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