Coffee Rubbed Free Range Burgers

With Spiced BBQ Sauce. So ridiculously good.

  • Prep: 10 Mins
  • Cook: 30 Mins
  • Portions: 4

Ingredients You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. ground coffee
  • 1/2 Tbsp. salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp. pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 Tbsp. coriander
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly minced
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp. ancho chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 3 tbsp. brewed coffee
  • 2 lbs. Meridian Free Range Ground Beef
  • 2 Tbsp. Meridian Chicken & Rib BBQ sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • arugula
  • 8 slices meridian double smoked bacon, cooked until crispy
  • 2 tbsp. butter

Directions

  1. Combine ground coffee, 1/2 tbsp. salt, paprika, brown sugar, 1/2 tbsp. pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and coriander, and mix together using a fork
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat
  3. Add onions and garlic to the saucepan and saute until onions are translucent
  4. Add ketchup, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, worcestershire, brown sugar, 6 oz. Meridian Chicken & Rib Sauce, ancho chili powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper and brewed coffee
  5. Stir to combine, then bring to a low boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes until sauce has thickened
  6. Pour sauce into a blender and puree, then set aside to cool
  7. In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, 2 tbsp. bbq sauce, salt and pepper and mix well with your hands
  8. Divide into 4 equal patties
  9. Rub coffee rub seasoning on each side of burger
  10. Place burgers on the grill and cook until completely cooked through
  11. Spread prepared bbq sauce mixture onto a bun
  12. Layer arugula, burger patty and bacon and top with the other bun half

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