Mexican coffee burger
( SERVES 4 )
Photo by Doug Sherring
In Mexican cooking, it is not uncommon for coffee to be used in a number of savoury dishes. For this burger, the meat patty is mixed with Mexican spices and the patty is then coated with freshly ground coffee to add a rich, smoky flavour to the meat when cooked. It matches well with the creamy avocado and spicy salsa.
For the rub
|1 Tbsp||Coffee bean, freshly ground|
|2 tsp||Brown sugar|
|2 tsp||Smoked paprika|
|1 tsp||Ground coriander|
|1 tsp||Chilli powder|
|½ tsp||Sea salt, fine|
|800 g||Beef mince|
|¼ cup||Sweet chilli sauce|
|¼ cup||Coriander, chopped|
|3 Tbsp||Soy sauce|
|1 serving||Oil, for cooking|
- To make the coffee rub, mix all ingredients in small bowl.
- To make the patties, mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Roll mix into four evenly sized balls and flatten into a patty shape. Keep in the fridge until ready to cook.
- Heat a barbecue or frypan to medium heat. Sprinkle 1 tsp of the coffee rub on top side of each burger. Place patties, rub side down, on the pan or barbecue. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until they form a nice dark crust. Remove from pan when they are cooked and rest for 5 minutes.
- Place a patty on each bun and add all or any of the toppings you like.
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