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To ground beef, add 1 tablespoon (more or less to taste) of JAVA RUB. Work in by hand and let sit at least 1 hour prior to cooking.

When ready, form into 1/4 lb. patties and grill or cook in a cast iron pan to desired doneness.

To serve, prepare buns as follows:

  1. Split and place on baking sheet.
  2. Sprinkle lightly with JAVA RUB and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Toast on the grill or under the broiler.
  4. Chop lettuce and tomatoes (bite size).
  5. Lightly toss with olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper.

To serve:

  1. Put burger on bottom roll.
  2. Put salad mixture on top and then sprinkle crumbled blue cheese over that.
  3. Top with top bun.

An "elegant", healthy burger that's perfect for a day on the lake. Great when accompanied by a local wine such as, a Fox Run Cabernet Franc, Anthony Road Devonian Red, or Goose Watch Chamborcin.