Recently, I stumbled across reviews on Walker Hayes’ mega-hit song Fancy Like. They were generally a mix of opinions and somewhat entertaining to read. One caught my eye, and paraphrased it read, “It’s a song about folks appreciating the simple things in life.” I rather like the sound of that sentiment, so this month we’re officially breaking out the tunes, breaking out the grill, and getting — well, you know — fancy like. While we’re at it, let’s belt out a few lines about amazing burgers on the grill. No, not the same ol’ Jimmy Buffett “Cheeseburger in Paradise” with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57®, and French-fried potatoes. We’re talking fancy-like burgers you can serve to all your foodie friends, pool-side or anywhere there’s an appetite.
So, fire up the coals, let’s grill!
2-1/2 lbs. ground beef
8 Brioche hamburger buns
2 red onions (sliced)
12 oz. jar roasted red peppers (drained)
4 Tbsp. mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. fig preserves
salt and pepper
In a large bowl, combine ground beef with seasonings and mix well with clean hands. Divide meat into eight equal rounds and shape into patties, then set aside on a platter. Place sliced onions into a pan and sauté with a little oil until they are translucent. Mix the mayonnaise and fig preserves to use as the condiment. Oil grill plates. Place burgers on grill and cook until desired doneness. For rare burgers, cook four minutes total, or until internal temp reads 125°; for medium- rare burgers, cook five minutes total (135°); for medium burgers, cook seven minutes total (145°); and for well- done burgers, cook for nine minutes total (160-165°). Toast buns on grill if desired. Once the burgers are done, layer as follows: bottom bun, burger, roasted pepper, onion, then spread the fig mayo on the top bun.