By: Debbie - Clearwater, FL - 2016 Recipe Contest
This is a Door County Coffee Fan recipe. It was not made in the kitchens of the Door County Coffee Café.
Featured ingredient: Colombian Coffee 10 oz. Bag Ground
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoon barbeque sauce
- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
- 2 large onions, sliced
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
- 1 1/3 cups warm strong brewed Door County Columbian Coffee
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
- 12 slices bacon
- 1 pound ground chuck
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons ground Door County Columbian Coffee
- 4 sandwich rolls, split
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 8 thin slices Blue Monterey Jack cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
- 8 thin slices tomato
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a raised rack onto a large rimmed baking sheet; set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and barbeque sauce; set aside.
- Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium low heat. Add in the onions and 1 teaspoon salt; cook until golden brown, approximately 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix together the warm coffee, maple syrup and red pepper flakes. Add in the bacon and submerge totally in the coffee mixture; allow to marinate for 10 minutes.
- Remove from marinade and lay slices, in a single layer, onto the reserved baking sheet. Place into preheated oven and bake until crispy, approximately 18 - 20 minutes.
- Evenly divide the ground chuck into 4 portions and form each portion into a burger slightly larger than the sandwich rolls.
- Season the burgers evenly with the remaining 1 teaspoon salt and the black pepper. Sprinkle 3/4 teaspoon of the ground coffee onto each side of the burgers, slightly pressing the grounds into the burgers.
- Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Place the rolls, cut side down into skillet and cook until lightly toasted, approximately 1 - 2 minutes; set rolls aside.
- Add the vegetable oil and remaining 1 tablespoon butter to the skillet. Place the burgers into the skillet and cook until the coffee coating is browned and has created a crust on the burger, approximately 3 minutes, being sure to not move the burgers around while cooking.
- Flip the burgers over and cook the second side in the same manner until burgers are cooked to desired temperature. During the last 2 minutes of cooking time, top burgers with the cheese and allow to melt.
- To assemble the burgers, place the roll bottoms, cut side up, onto work surface. Top evenly with lettuce, tomato, a burger, onion, and bacon. Spread the cut side of the roll top with the mayo/bbq sauce mixture, place sauce side down onto burgers and enjoy!,
Note: The blue Monterey jack cheese can be found in the deli section of your grocery store. If they do not carry it, you can substitute crumbled blue cheese.