As temperatures rise, we go outdoors. The days are longer and that affords us more time to spend with our friends and family enjoying all the things that summer offers us. At my house, it's grilling. It's so damn hot outside, I have no desire to heat up my house even more by cooking inside.
I'm pretty partial, and quite snobbish, when it comes to grilling. We are a charcoal house. ONLY charcoal. We own two Weber grills: a Smoky Joe and an 18" Kettle. We are soon buying one of their Smokey Mountain Cooker smoker, but that's another blog. I know there are devoted and dedicated propane grillers out there and that's fine. Stick with your heat-in-a-can and I'll still with my charcoal.
It DOES taste better! (insert your arguments here)
Who doesn't love a cheeseburger from the grill? Thick, fat and really juicy. Like dripping down your arms as you eat it kind of juicy.
I'm partial to adding sauteed mushrooms and onions to my burgers. But not raw onions. Those are too bitter and sharp for me. I love the flavor of caramelized onions. Slice and caramelize several onions and you can save them in the fridge for other dishes later in the week.