Cooking with Steam, using the Can Cooker by Curt Johnson, Outdoor Cooking Examiner

Can CookerLast week I came in contact with a company that makes a unique outdoor cooking tool, it’s called the Can Cooker. Super easy to use with little preparation and easy clean up, it has to be one of the most simple cooking tools I have come across in my years of cooking outdoors. If you are into camping, tailgating or just plain grilling out in your backyard, then this is definitely a tool that needs to be in your outdoor cooking arsenal. Whether it is 85 degrees outside or 25 degrees, the Can Cooker can be used all year round and is extremely portable and clean up is fast.

I’m going to go through the process of setting up a meal and cooking it to show you how easy it is. The taste and flavor that is achieved is in a different category that truly deserves praise.
Setting up a meal is simple, place all the contents of your meal (chicken, beef, vegetables, etc.) into the Can Cooker, fill with 12 ounces of water or beer (I prefer beer) and your choice of marinade or sauce, depending on what type of flavor you want to achieve and meal you are cooking. Put the lid on, place the Can Cooker on your gas or charcoal grill and once the Can Cooker starts to steam, cook for an additional 35-45 minutes. Take the Can Cooker off of the grill (use oven gloves) and let it rest for 10 minutes, after that just pour out your food and you are ready to eat. A simple process that cooks a whole meal quickly and easily.

When we used the Can Cooker this week we made Beer BBQ Chicken (“BBQ” is for the sauce, not the cooking style). We took 4 chicken breasts, 12 ounces of beer and a cup of our favorite BBQ sauce (Gamedayeats.com BBQ Boss Sauce). We cooked our meal over our charcoal Weber for the allotted time and our meal was finished. Although, one thing I did extra is that since I like to have a crisp on the outside of my chicken, I put the chicken breasts on the grill for a few minutes on each side for a nice crunchy outside. The chicken was outrageously good, all the flavors of the sauce and the beer came together throughout the entire chicken, moist and flavorful inside, it was some of the best chicken I have ever had, and crisping the chicken on the outside kept those juices in till the first bite. The Can Cooker is an unbelievable product that takes outdoor cooking to a new level and will be used many times to come at our tailgate and outdoor parties.


Some recipes from www.CanCooker.com:

Beer Brats

Sonja’s Shrimp and Sausage Recipe

Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage

For more recipes and ideas visit Can Cooker Recipes.



We will be experimenting more in the coming months with the Can Cooker and coming up with our own recipes to share.  Stay tuned!

6 thoughts on “Cooking with Steam, using the Can Cooker by Curt Johnson, Outdoor Cooking Examiner

  1. Pingback: Tailgating Ideas » Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper #75: Mrs. Naughty Claus Edition

  2. i put crab legs, shrimp, corn cobs, red potatoes along with beer and tons of old bay. This is my husbands Father’s Day Feast. YUM!!

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