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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Coffee Rubbed Cheeseburgers w/ Texas BBQ Sauce

Don't be scared! I know it sounds weird... Burgers are good as they are. But this spice rub and BBQ sauce gives them an extra kick and lots of extra flavor. You can use the BBQ sauce for lots of other stuff too!

For the burgers:
1 tbsp ground coffee
2 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp salt
1 lb ground beef
4 slices of cheddar or smoked gouda
4 hamburger buns

Texas BBQ Sauce:
1 tbs butter
1 clove of minced garlic
1 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 worcester sauce
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 chipotle chile, minced
1/4 tsp cayenne

1. Start the BBQ sauce first...In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Stir in ketchup and all remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer until reduced to 1 1/3 cups. Season with salt and pepper and let cool.

2. Mix all of the coffee rub ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.

3. Divide your beef and make patties according to the size and thickness you like.

4. Rub both sides of each patty thoroughly with the rub and let sit until the beef is close to room temperature and ready for grilling.

5. Grill the burgers according to taste and add the cheese!

6. When the burgers are done, load them onto the buns with a little BBQ sauce, lettuce and tomato.

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