Cheesy Coffee Burgers

April 26, 2013

Blue cheese and espresso powder make these burgers so tasty!

Next time your family says, “hamburgers again?” bring out this yummy version, and you'll be hearing praises galore!

Although finely ground coffee works perfectly well, the espresso powder gives a more authentic coffee taste and holds up well against the other strong flavors.

This recipe makes 4 large burgers and the recipe easily doubles.

Cheesy Coffee Burgers Ingredients:
1 lb. ground beef 
¼ cup crumbled blue cheese 
1 tablespoon espresso powder or very finely ground coffee, preferably Sumatra or Costa Rica 
1 tablespoon chili powder 
1 teaspoon Dijon or similar brown mustard 
¼ cup chopped green onion (green and white parts together) 
1 small (2" or smaller) jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, and thinly sliced 
¼ cup finely diced red or yellow bell pepper 
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Place all the ingredients in a medium size bowl and lightly mix together with a wooden spoon. 
Form into patties and grill, broil or fry to desired doneness. 
Serve on a bun or plain with a mixed green salad or cole slaw, baked potato, and freshly made hot coffee.