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Shop the Sale: Coffee-Rubbed Burgers

At first brush, it might not seem like coffee and burgers are a natural fit, but one bite of our Coffee-Rubbed Burgers and you’ll realize they were meant for each other. Inspired by your favorite morning brew, these flavorful burgers make for an easy and delicious weeknight meal and will be a guaranteed hit at your next cookout. Take advantage of Community Coffee on sale this week and get grilling!


1 Tbs ground coffee
2 tsp brown sugar, packed
1/2 Tbs ground black pepper
1/4 Tbs coriander
1/2 Tbs onion powder
1/2 Tbs garlic powder
1/2 tsp sea salt

2 lbs Angus ground beef
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup BBQ sauce, divided
2 Tbs butter, divided
4 hamburger buns
arugula (enough for 4 burgers)
8 slices peppered bacon, cooked
Combine coffee rub ingredients in small bowl; mix together with a fork. Set aside. In another mixing bowl, add ground beef, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce. Mix well with your hands. Divide into 4 equal-sized patties (1/2 pound each).

Rub coffee rub seasoning mix over both sides of each burger patty. Heat a large skillet. Add 1 tablespoon of butter; toast the buns (sliced-side down). Remove from pan to cool.

Add remaining butter to pan. Add patties to skillet. Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until burgers are done. Spread BBQ sauce over both sliced sides of each bun. Layer arugula, burger patty, 2 bacon slices and the top bun for each burger.

Per Serving:
Calories: 389, Fat: 21 g (10 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 63 mg, Sodium: 986 mg, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 19 g.


Chef Tips

Cook the Perfect Burger Every Time
Whether you’re using the pan or the grill, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a restaurant-quality burger at home with these quick cooking tips.

On The Grill:

  • Make an indentation in the top of each patty before cooking. This helps the burger hold its shape and avoids swelling as it cooks.
  • Don’t handle the meat excessively. Once you’ve formed the burgers, leave them alone.
  • Always cook burgers on a high heat.
  • Grill the burgers until slightly charged then flip to cook the other side. Only flip your burgers one time and never flatten them with a spatula.

In The Pan:

  • Again, don’t over-handle the meat, but skip the indent in the top.
  • Use a cast iron skillet if you have one. You’ll get a perfect sear.
  • Make sure you preheat the pan. Add a small amount of oil in the pan over a high heat before placing the burgers in the pan. The oil shouldn’t smoke – if it does, your pan is to hot and should be cooled for a minute or two.
  • Cook burgers for 4-5 minutes on one side and then flip only once to cook on the other side.


Coffee for Every Meal
Once you’ve tasted our Coffee-Rubbed Burgers, you’ll be hooked on cooking with coffee. The good news is, coffee is a brilliant addition to loads of dishes from roast beef to chocolate cake, salmon, coffee-glazed turkey, and many more. You can even add it to your favorite BBQ sauce which is perfect served with grilled chicken or use your morning brew in your next biscotti. The most common ways of using coffee in cooking is as a spice rub for meat, in marinades, braising liquids and sauces and brewed coffee in coffee-infused desserts.

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