Summer temps are here and what goes better with summer than grilling? A grill bath is a super easy method of grilling. With a disposable aluminum roaster, there is almost no clean up! This recipe combines a light beer with our freshly ground Lemon Pepper; quite a combination!
Serves: 6 adults. Time: 1-1.5 hours, depending on grill time.
5-6 red skinned golden potatoes
1-2 lbs. fresh green beans
2 packages smoked sausage
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 12 oz light beer, preferably room temp
1 Tablespoon Lemon Pepper
1 teaspoon salt
Snap the ends off of your fresh green beans, removing the strings. Wash them and set aside.
Peel the potatoes. Half them, then slice into uniform 1/4” slices. Keeping them the same size will ensure they all cook to the same doneness. Spray the bottom of the roaster with cooking spray. Layer the bottom with the potato slices. Top with the green beans.
Slice the onion, top the green beans with the slices. Slice the smoked sausage into 1/2 rounds, top the onions.
Melt the butter in the microwave, pour in the beer. Stir to combine then add the Lemon Pepper and salt. Pour over the roaster. Loosely cover with aluminum foil, allowing air to circulate (see photo).
Heat* your grill to 325-degrees. Carefully add your filled roaster to the grill, close the top and maintain your heat. Grill for about 45-60 minutes, checking every 15 minutes. 30 minutes in to the cooking time, test a potato to see how cooked it is. Gauge from there how much longer to cook. Be sure to test a green bean, potato, and a piece of sausage before removing from the grill to serve. Serve ‘em up hot!
*I encourage you to use charcoal and not gas to heat your grill. I know the convenience of gas usually wins out for most cooks but this recipe really benefits from the smoky flavor of charcoal. Worried about charcoal? Don’t be. Try a chimney starter, usually available in your grocer’s grilling section. It is very simple to use, even for a grilling beginner. Simply pack the bottom with newspaper (or computer paper!), drip a bit of vegetable oil over it. Turn it over so the paper is in the bottom, load the top with charcoal, and light the paper on fire. The fire naturally goes up to light the charcoal, and it is white within minutes. Most certainly an excellent investment for any home cook.
Do you have any grilling tips or tricks? I’d love to hear them in the comments.