I just made these on a whim last night and they were fantastic! I had some venison burger thawed out and I would not have changed a thing with the recipe. If you do not care for venison burger then use a very lean cut of burger (no more than 8 grams in a 4 oz patty). All the alcohol is cooked out but the blending of flavors is wonderful and they are perfect for the warm weekend we are to have here in the Mitten. Enjoy!!!! For comments/questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon garlic
1 tablespoon whiskey/bourbon or water
1 pound ground venison
4 ciabiatta rolls or kaiser rolls toasted
In a medium bowl, combine coffee crystals, cocoa powder, chili powder, garlic and salt . Stir in whiskey or water. Add venison; mix being careful to not over mix. Shape into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.
Grill to your likeness, let set off heat for 5 minutes to retain juices.
Top with tomato slice, red onion, and/or pickles. Add bun tops. No need for katsup .