Coffee-rubbed chuck burgers

Makes: 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus chilling time
Cooking time: under 20 minutes

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450g (1lb) chuck beef mince (15% fat)

Salt and freshly milled black pepper

For the coffee rub

2 tsp freshly ground medium blend coffee

2 tsp light brown sugar

1⁄2 tsp ground coriander

1⁄2tsp dried mixed herbs

Salad leaves and ranch dressing, to garnish


1. Put the mince in a large bowl, season
well and gently mix together. Using slightly damp hands, shape the mixture into four 9cm/31⁄2inch burgers. Cover and chill for
20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, prepare the coffee rub; in a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together and set aside.

3. Dust the burgers in the rub on both sides and cook on a prepared barbecue or under a preheated moderate grill for 6-8 minutes on each side until thoroughly cooked and until any meat juices run clear.

4. Serve the burgers in bread rolls with salad leaves and ranch dressing.

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