Adam’s Barista Burger

Pairs well with:


Get cozy and get pouring. Our Merlot is the wine for long weekends and lengthy chats.

Coffee, Coffee, and Coffee!!!! I LOVE coffee, Cappucino, and everything in between….and did I mention Kahlua??? After sampling a delicious steak at a steakhouse using espresso as part of their rub, I started experimenting with Espresso rubs in my grilling…on EVERYTHING! I quickly settled on the burger as my favorite … I totally thought the rich flavor of the espresso mixed with Kaluah Liquor as a condiment would give the flavor of a similar nature to a Kaluah and Coffee beverage and it did… After experimenting and trying several types on my neighbors and friends as my “tasters”, The Barista Burger took it’s place in my home featuring a bold and chocolaty tasting burger, combined with a spicy pepper jack cheese and a sweet Kahlua Cole slaw topping. Sure to please the palette, but be sure to tip your Barista, Um, I mean Chef!



For Hamburger:

3 lbs. of Ground Beef (Sirloin)

¼ cup of Goode Company Mesquite Shake

¼ cup Dixie Crystals Dark Brown Sugar

¼ cup Starbucks Espresso Roast Ground Espresso

1/8 cup Lea and Perrins worcester sauce

2 Eggs (one whole egg, one egg white only)

1 Ft. Sheet of Waxed Paper

For Cole Slaw:

1 Cup Hellman’s Mayonnaise

1 Tsp. Salt

1/8 tsp. Paprika

1/8 tsp. Pepper

1 tsp. Sugar

1&1/2 T. Distilled White Vinegar

2 T. Whole Milk

1/8 tsp Garlic Powder

1 Head of Cabbage (Shredded to fine consistency)

½ Carrot (Shredded and chopped to fine consistency)

2, 1/8 ” thick slices of a medium onion (chopped fine)

½ Cup of Kahlua

2 Pkg of Pepperidge Farm Sandwich Buns( w/Sesame)

6 Slices of Sargento Natural Pepper Jack Sliced Cheese


Step One: Create Meat Rub

Combine ¼ cup of Goode Company Mesquite Shake, ¼ cup Dixie Crystals Dark Brown Sugar, ¼ cup Starbucks Espresso Roast Ground Espresso in a small bowl and mix thoroughly to remove any sugar lumps and completely combine ingredients.

Step Two: Create Burger Mix

Combine 3 lbs. of Ground Beef (Sirloin) 1/8 cup Lea and Perrins Worcester sauce,

And 2 Eggs (one whole egg, one egg white only), ¾ of the Meat Rub Mixture (keep ¼ aside for grilling later) in a Bowl an mix thoroughly by kneading with hands until all is completely mixed. Once meat is mixed, form into 6 individual patties that are one inch thick. Place on waxed paper and place into refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Step Three: Create Cole Slaw Topping

Mix Cabbage, Carrot and Onion into large bowl, mix, and set aside.

Combine 1 Cup Hellman’s Mayonnaise,1 Tsp. Salt, 1/8 tsp. Paprika, 1/8 tsp. Pepper, 1 tsp. Sugar, 1&1/2 T. Distilled White Vinegar, 2 T. Whole Milk, 1/8 tsp Garlic Powder, and ½ Cup of Kahlua in a small bowl and mix well until all ingredients are blended. Pour Mixture over the cabbage, carrot, and onion Mixture. Mix all again until thoroughly blended and place into refrigerator for 30 minutes

Step 4: Grilling the Burger

Heat gas grill to Medium heat for 10 minutes prior to introducing burgers to the grill. Place burger patties equally distanced apart on the grill. Grill Each burger for two minutes on each side then turn frequently to prevent over “charring” the burgers. Total Grilling time will be 10 Minutes (Rare), 13 Minutes (Medium) or 15 minutes (Well Done). When Burgers have reached desired grilling time, remove from the grill and place on a separate plate. Top each burger evenly with remaining ¼ of the meat rub from step one, then add of the one slice of Sargento Pepper Jack Cheese to each burger.

Step 5: Architect your Barista Burger

Each burger should be built separately in the following manner: Place bottom of one bun on a plate, next add cooked hamburger, next add 1/3rd cup of coleslaw topping on top of the burger, and complete by adding the top of the hamburger bun (the side with Sesame seeds). Repeat process for remaining burgers.