Course Lunch, Main Course, Sandwiches, Sauces, Dressings & Condiments
1tablespoonfinely ground fresh coffee or espresso
2teaspoonspacked brown sugar
2teaspoonsfreshly ground coarse black pepper
½teaspoonoregano leavescrushed between your fingers
1 ½poundsground beefuse 80/20 for best results
4hamburger bunspreferably whole grain
red onion slices
Sliced dill pickles
Texas BBQ Sauce
1tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
¼cupfinely chopped onion
⅓cuppacked brown sugar
Squeeze fresh lemon juice
1chipotle chili from canned chipotle chilies in adobominced, with seeds
Prepare the Coffee Rub Place all the ingredients in a bowl and combine well. You will not use all of this to make the burgers, so save whatever you don't use in a tightly sealed jar to use at another time.
Prepare the BBQ Sauce: Saute the onions in the oil about 30 seconds, then add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally; about 5 - 10 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Set-aside.
Prepare the Burgers: Cook the bacon in a skillet until crisp. Place on paper towels to drain. Break in half. Form the hamburger into patties. Using your thumb make a slight indentation in the middle of each burger (this helps ensure a flat burger).
Prepare the grill to medium-high heat. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the rub onto each of the burgers, place rub side down onto the grill and grill about 4 minutes; turn and cook about 2 minutes. Place the bacon slices on each burger (2 halves) and then top with the cheese, cover and cook until the cheese is melted. Toast the buns on the grill if desired, then top with the burger. Dress your burger with your desired condiments, then top with a dollop of Texas BBQ sauce. Close the bun and serve.