Coffee Cayenne Burgers

These burgers are terrific. The secret's in the special meat rub. From Cheryl Hill-Burrier's article Wanna Fork with that Coffee?
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 slices Cheddar or Swiss cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 onion slices
  • 4 tomato slices
  • Mayonnaise
  1. Form the ground chuck into four meat patties of equal size. Place 1 teaspoon rub mixture on the topside of each meat patty and refrigerate for one hour before grilling.
  2. Cook bacon until crisp and break each slice in half. Heat grill to medium-high heat. Place burgers, rub side down, on the grill rack and cook for about 4 minutes. Flip the burgers and continue cooking for another 4 minutes, placing the cheese on top during the last minute. Remove from the grill and place on the bottom halves of the buns.
  3. Now, put two halves of bacon on each burger and top with onion and tomatoes. Spread mayonnaise on the top bun and place on the burger.
  4. Makes 4 burgers.

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