Coffee Cheeseburgers?

Barbecue Recipe

Coffee Cheeseburgers

Now that summer has finally arrived, we thought we’d share this great BBQ recipe for you. These are the most delicious cheeseburgers you will ever taste. Freshly ground coffee and spices are rubbed into the meat prior to cooking, the coffee adds depth and brings out the flavour of the meat.

Ingredients – Makes 8

For coffee spice rub
14g freshly ground rijo42 coffee
10g golden brown sugar
10g black pepper – freshly ground
2.5g dried oregano
2.5g sea salt – fine
2.5g ground coriander

Ingredients for burgers
8 rashers of smoked bacon
450g minced/ground chicken
450g minced steak
8 slices of Gouda cheese
8 good quality burger buns

To garnish:
Shredded lettuce
Red onion slices
Beef tomato slices
Sauce of choice

To make the coffee spice rub:
Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix together thoroughly – this can be done in advance if you so wish. Stored in an airtight container at room temperature, it should keep for around a week.

To make the burgers:
Fry bacon rashers until crisp, once cooked transfer to paper towel to soak up any excess grease.

Mix the chicken and steak mince in a bowl. Form 8 burgers around 4 inches in diameter and ½ inch thick. Make a slight indentation centrally in the top of each burger using your thumb.

Prepare the barbecue to a medium-high heat.

Sprinkle a teaspoon of the coffee spice rub over the top of each burger then place onto the grill rack with the coffee spice rub side down. Cook for around 4 minutes or until slightly charred and turn. Place one rasher of bacon on each burger and cook for 3 minutes. Top with a slice of cheese, cover and cook for 1 minute or until the cheese melts.

Add shredded lettuce to the bottom halves of all burger buns then place burgers on top. Add slices of red onion and tomato on top of the burger and add sauce if required. Place the top half of the burger bun on top and serve.

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