Burgers, Brats, Bacon…oh my! It has been a busy weekend, and I really hadn’t plan on hitting the grill….at least until the great weather today. After cutting the grass for the first time and with the house “Springerized”, a summerish cookout was the only way we could end the night (For the record, “Springerized” has nothing to do with someone waiting for DNA results as ewto thought. He meant to refer to Maury Povitch).
Tonight was simple. Bacon cheeseburgers, beer brats, corn, and baked beans. The wonder of it all is that I was able to grill everything on the 26 inch Weber. With the grill set up for indirect, I started the sausage over direct and after browning, moved them to their beer bath over indirect. The corn was covered in butter and granulated garlic, wrapped in foil, and also placed on indirect.
Grilling bacon is tricky. I could only let it go for several seconds over direct heat. As the bacon would start to flare up, I would either flip it or move it off the heat. After several evolutions of this, I moved it to the beer bath to “hang out” with the sausage.
Before adding the burgers, I added a pot of baked beans to cook indirect. The burgers were then grilled over direct heat and then topped with cheddar cheese.
A simple meal, but sometimes that is what makes warm spring nights even that much more enjoyable.