The Best Burger Recipe Ever (You Won't Believe the Secret Ingredient!)

Ground coffee gives these barbecue-inspired burgers a kick.By Woman's Day Kitchen

Take a bite out of these flavor-packed burgers that are ready in just 20 minutes!

Serves: 12
Yields: 12

Total Time: 20 min

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Calories: 394
Total Fat: 17g
Saturated Fat: 6g
Cholesterol: 87mg
Sodium: 556mg
Total Carbohydrate: 29g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Protein: 30g
Photo by Johnny Valiant


3 tablespoon(s) paprika
tablespoon(s) light brown sugar
1 tablespoon(s) instant espresso, or finely ground coffee
1 tablespoon(s) dried oregano
Kosher salt


3 3/4
pound(s) (85-percent lean) ground beef
, for the grill
hamburger buns
Worcestershire-Glazed Onions

Cheese, lettuce, pickles, and tomatoes
, for serving
Citrusy Slaw with Peppers and Scallions
, for serving
Pickle and Parsley Relish
, for serving

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1. Heat grill to medium-high. In a bowl, combine the paprika, sugar, espresso, oregano, and 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

2. Gently form the beef into 12 balls. (Don't overwork the meat - this can result in a tough, dry burger.) Flatten each ball into a 3/4-inch-thick patty. Using your thumb, make a shallow 1 1/2-inch-wide indent in the top of each patty. Sprinkle the patties with the redeye spice mixture.

Lightly oil the grill. Place the patties on the grill, indent-side facing up, and cook until the burgers release easily from the grill, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook 3 to 4 minutes more for medium.

If desired, grill the buns until lightly toasted. Serve the burgers on the buns with the Worcestershire-glazed onions and other toppings, as desired.

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Tips & Techniques:
Perfect Cheeseburger:
Add a slice of cheese to each patty a minute before the burger is done; cover and cook until melted.

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