For those who may be wondering what this article has to do with real estate – my answer is “I’m not really sure”! I just thought it would be fun to share something other than real estate information.
I don’t cook often, but when I do I have a few favorite recipes that I like to make. The Dr. Pepper Hamburgers are at the top of my list! I can’t remember where I found the recipe – but full disclosure here – I did not create it myself. They are simply something I like to make and my family enjoys.
The recipe is below. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
- COFFEE RUB SEASONING MIX:
- 5 Tbsp ground coffee
- 1/2 Tbsp salt
- 1/2 Tbsp paprika
- 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 Tbsp pepper
- 1/2 Tbsp onion powder
- 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1/4 Tbsp coriander
- DR PEPPER BBQ SAUCE:
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 yellow onion diced
- 3 cloves garlic roughly minced
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 1/2 Tbsp tomato paste
- 6oz Dr Pepper
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
- 1tsp ancho chile powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 3Tbsp brewed coffee
- 2 lbs Angus ground beef 85/15
- 2 Tbsp Dr Pepper BBQ sauce
- salt and pepper
- Pretzel buns
- Arugula lettuce
- 8 slices peppered bacon
- 2 Tbsp butter
- Combine coffee rub seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl and mix together with a fork. Set aside.
- Melt butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Add onion and garlic and saute until soft and translucent, about 8-10 minutes.
- Add remaining sauce ingredients, stir to combine. Bring to a low boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes (or longer), until sauce has thickened.
- Pour sauce into blender or food processor and puree. Set aside to cool.
- To a mixing bowl, add ground beef, salt, pepper and 2 Tbsp cooled bbq sauce. Mix well with your hands. Divide into 4 equal sections. Each burger will be 1/2 pound.
- Rub coffee rub seasoning mix over both sides of each burger.
- Heat a large skillet over medium high heat, add a small pat of butter and toast the pretzel buns (sliced side down). Remove from pan to cool.
- Add 1 Tbsp butter to skillet and add burgers. Cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, until burger is cooked to desired doneness.
- Spread BBQ sauce over both sides of pretzel bun, layer arugula, burger, peppered bacon, then add the top bun.
A few additional notes:
- I like to cook them in a cast iron pan on the grill.
- If you use bacon, make sure it is crispy.
- I personally think the pretzel bun is “too much bread” so I substitute with a smaller roll.