I got this idea from a title of a recipe I saw on Food and Wine’s website. The recipe was for some sort of burger with a coffee and Worcestershire glaze. I decided to wing it and create my own version without even reading the recipe. My basting sauce didn’t really have the consistency of a glaze, but the end result was still good.
BURGERS WITH COFFEE-WORCESTERSHIRE GLAZE
1-2 pounds ground beef chuck or round (depending on how many people you’re feeding)
Salt and pepper
Montreal Grill Seasoning
For the glaze:
¼ cup brewed coffee
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
Mix the ground chuck or round with Worcestershire sauce, grill seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste. Form the mixture into patties and grill, 5-6 minutes per side. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat the coffee, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar until hot and sugar melts, 3-4 minutes. Baste the burgers with the glaze 2-3 times while grilling. Top with your favorite burger toppings. I used lettuce, onion, sautéed mushrooms, a fried green tomato slice, ketchup, and spicy brown mustard.
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