Kickin’ Espresso Burger

You might not have all the ingredients for this on board, but this award-winning burger should provide plenty of inspiration to go beyond the basic burger and is fun to try when you’re ashore.

Burger ingredients:
1 1/3 lb 80/20 ground beef
½ tbsp espresso fine ground
½ tbsp garlic powder
½ tbsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tbsp black pepper
½ tbsp sea salt
1 pinch cayenne pepper
3 tbsp bacon grease

Caramelized onions:
3 oz chipotle peppers in adobo
1 tbsp cilantro (fresh chopped)
1 lime (zest and juice)
2 tbsp white tequila
½ vidalia onion (sliced thin)
½ stick butter
1 tbsp brown sugar

Finish/garnish:
½ lb extra sharp cheddar (sliced)
8 dinner rolls (sliced)
3 tbsp bacon grease

Prep: Mix the espresso, garlic powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, sea salt and mambosa in a bowl.  Break the ground beef up gently using a fork or your hands into small pieces in a baking dish or on a cookie sheet and coat evenly with espresso spice mixture.  Mix beef thoroughly and portion the ground beef into 8 patties a ½” thick. Set aside until onions are cooked.

Cook: Melt butter in non-stick skillet.  Add onions and brown sugar and cook on med-hi until onions are translucent and soften.  Add the 2 tbsp tequila and continue cooking 5 more minutes.  While these are cooking, mince chipotles and mix with cilantro, lime juice and zest.  Turn off onion mixture and add chipotle paste. Melt 2 tbsp bacon grease in cast iron skillet and toast dinner rolls (2-3 mins on high). Once removed add remaining bacon grease and add burgers and cook 2-3 min./side. Put a good helping of cheddar on bottom half of bun then add the burger and top with caramelized onions.  Enjoy this tasty burger!

Courtesy of www.theproamateurchef.blogspot.com.

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