Everyone can make a tasty burger, but I was looking for a rub that would take it to the next level. This coffee rubbed burger is incredible! The spice mixture carmelizes and produces a sweet and spicy coating that locks in the juice. My husband grilled up 4 perfect burgers and we had to resist eating all of them! The spice rub makes enough for another meal, I think that I am going to try it on chicken breasts. The six ingredient spice rub is easily found in your pantry and will produce a burger you can entertain with!
Coffee Rubbed Grilled Cheeseburgers
Adapted from Bon Apetit
Coffee Spice Rub
1 tablespoon freshly ground coffee (I used Dunkin’ Dark)
2 teaspoons brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound lean ground beef
4 slices of aged cheddar
1/2 Vidalia onion, cut into thick slices
For spice rub:
Mix all ingredients into a small bowl. Store left over spice mix in an airtight container at room temperature.
Form the meat into 4 patties. Using thumb, make a slight indentation in the center of each burger. Coat both sides of the burger with the dry rub. Place Vidalia onions in an aluminum pouch on the grill seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill burgers over medium-high heat until desired temperature. Add the cheese to each burger before taking them off of the grill.
Dress the burgers with selected condiments and onions. Enjoy!