Father’s Day is a great time for a BBQ and the weather is looking great for Sunday! What dad’s don’t like Bacon, Burgers and Beer? We’ve put together some simple recipes for Father’s Day to make everyone happy!
Maple Double Bacon Cheeseburgers
3 pounds ground beef chuck
Vegetable oil, for the grill
12 slices bacon, halved
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
Coarsely ground pepper
6 sesame hamburger buns, split
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
1 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
12 slices colby jack cheese
Pickle chips, for topping
- Form the ground beef into 12 thin patties, about 4 1/2 inches wide. Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up. Preheat a grill to high and lightly oil the grates.
- Meanwhile, put the bacon in a large nonstick skillet (it’s OK if the slices overlap — they’ll shrink). Turn the heat to medium and cook, turning occasionally, until browned and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the bacon to a plate. Pour the drippings into a bowl and reserve.
- Return the bacon to the skillet in a single layer. Drizzle with the maple syrup and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon pepper. Cook over medium heat, turning the bacon to coat in the syrup, until glazed, about 1 minute; remove to a plate to cool. Brush the cut sides of the buns with some of the bacon drippings. Mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and hot sauce in a small bowl.
- Season the patties with salt and pepper on both sides. Working in batches, grill the patties until marked on the bottom, 2 minutes, then flip and top each with a slice of cheese. Cover and cook 30 more seconds for medium doneness. Toast the buns on the grill.
Brown Sugar Skirt Steak
1/4 cup brown sugar
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 pound skirt steak, trimmed and cut into 4 portions
1 large red onion, cut into thick rounds
1 lime, cut into wedges, for serving
1 lime, cut into wedges, for serving
1. Preheat a grill to high heat. Mix the brown sugar, 2 tablespoons salt, and 1 tablespoon pepper together in a small bowl. Rub into the steaks and set aside for 15 to 20 minutes.
2. Drizzle the onion with olive oil and season with some salt. Grill on each side until soft and darkly charred, about 8 minutes. Set aside.
3. Grill the steaks on high heat until crisp, about 2 1/2 minutes per side. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes, and then slice the steaks across the grain. Serve over the grilled onions with a lime wedge.
Grilled Potato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette
1/2 pound bacon (about 8 strips)
1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
1 pound mini Yukon gold potatoes, halved
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons roughly chopped flat leaf parsley
Flaky sea salt
- For the dressing: Put the bacon into a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and line a plate with paper towels. Cook the bacon, turning occasionally, until golden brown and crispy, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the bacon to the lined plate and transfer the bacon fat to a small mixing bowl. Add the mustard, sugar and vinegar to the warm fat and squeeze in the juice from the lemon half. Whisk to combine and season with black pepper. Set aside in a warm place.
- For the potatoes: Preheat the grill over medium heat.
- Place the potatoes in an even layer in a microwave-safe baking dish. Pour in 1/4 cup water and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Steam the potatoes in the microwave on high power until just slightly tender, about 3 minutes. Remove the potatoes and discard any water that remains.
- Place the potatoes in a large mixing bowl with the whole scallions. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Toss the vegetables to evenly coat in the oil.
- Place the potatoes on the grill, cut-side down. Grill the potatoes until tender and caramelized, 7 minutes on each side. Meanwhile, place the scallions on the coolest area of the grill and cook, watching them closely to prevent charring, 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Remove the scallions from the grill and set aside. Remove the potatoes from the grill and place in a large mixing bowl.
- Cut the grilled scallions into 1-inch pieces and place in the bowl with the potatoes. Crumble the cooked bacon into the bowl. Add the parsley and some sea salt and drizzle generously with the warm bacon dressing, then toss to coat.