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Uncommonly Grounded


Coffee - the favorite drink of the civilized world. Thomas Jefferson


There’s nothing uncommon about drinking your cup of morning Joe, but what if you use it to season a burger? It is UNCOMMONLY GOOD!


Burgers with Coffee Rub 1 tablespoon freshly ground coff ee 2 teaspoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon fi nely ground sea salt 2 pounds lean ground beef


Combine all ingredients EXCEPT ground beef. Form ground beef into 8 patties. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the rub on one side of each patty; let rest 30 minutes with seasoning. Bring grill to medium-high heat and place burgers seasoned side down. Grill approximately 4 minutes or until it begins to char. Turn patties and fi nish cooking. T ese burgers are best complimented by bacon, provolone cheese, and a tangy barbeque sauce.


Black Russian Cake 1 package dark-chocolate cake mix 1 cup vegetable oil 1 (3-ounce) package instant chocolate pudding 4 eggs 3/4 cup strong, brewed coff ee 1/2 cup creme de cacao 1/4 cup Kahlua Glaze: 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 2 tablespoons strong coff ee 2 tablespoons Kahlua 2 tablespoons creme de cacao


Combine the cake mix, oil, pudding mix, eggs, coff ee, creme de cacao, and Kahlua in a large mixing bowl. Beat until batter is smooth. Pour into a prepared 10-inch tube pan until 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and


invert cake onto serving plate. Poke holes all over cake with a skewer. Combine glaze ingredients until well blended and spoon over warm cake.


Cappucino Muffi ns 2 cups fl our 1/2 cup sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons instant coff ee granuals 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup whole milk 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients, except chocolate chips. In a medium bowl blend together the wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until just combined. Fold in choc- olate chips. Fill prepared muffi n cups 3/4 full. Bake 15 minutes at 375 degrees F for standard sized muffi ns.


Ham with Red-Eye Gravy 1 pound ham steak with fat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (only if fat has been trimmed) 1 1/4 cups strong, brewed coff ee 1/2 teaspoon salt


In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown both sides of the ham steak, using oil if needed. Remove ham to a plate and keep warm. Add coff ee to fat in skillet, scraping bits from bottom of pan. Re- duce by 1/3; season with salt. Serve ham with gravy over mashed potatoes or grits.


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