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Black Velvet Candied Pecan BurgerBlack Velvet Candied Pecan Burger

Black Velvet Candied Pecan Burger

By: Karen E. - Bartlett, TN - 2017 Recipe Contest Submission

"This burger is a combination of our family's love for good coffee and our obsession with burgers!"

This is a Door County Coffee Fan recipe. It was not made in the kitchens of the Door County Coffee Café.


  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 pound ground round
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Mrs. Dash seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • Sharp cheddar cheese sliced
  • French Brioche burger buns
  • Butter
Coffee Rub:
  • 3 tablespoons extra fine ground Door County Black Velvet Coffee
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
Black Velvet Candied Pecans:
  • 1 heaping tablespoon fine ground Door County Black Velvet Coffee
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg white
Bacon Mayo:
  • 4 slices cooked bacon crumbled
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning (creole)
Burger Toppings:
  • lettuce - tomato - purple onion



  1. Combine ground round and ground chuck together in large mixing bowl.
  2. Add onion powder, garlic powder, Mrs. Dash seasoning and worcestershire sauce to meat.
  3. Form meat into 4 - 8oz patties.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to grill.
Coffee Rub:
  1. Grind Black Velvet coffee bean to extra fine and sift the coffee to remove any large pieces.
  2. Add salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning to coffee. Set aside until needed.
Bacon Mayo:
  1. Fry 4 slices of bacon and crumble bacon into small mixing bowl.
  2. Add mayo, sour cream, pepper, and cajun seasoning. Set in refrigerator until needed.
Black Velvet Candied Pecans:
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix sugars, coffee, salt and cajun seasoning in bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl add egg white, beat until frothy.
  4. Add pecans to egg whites, coating pecans completely.
  5. Add sugar mixture to pecans, stir until coated.
  6. Pour pecans onto parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for about 40 minutes, tossing pecans every 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Cooking Burgers: (you can use outside grill or indoors griddle).
  1. Remove burgers from refrigerator and coat both sides of burgers with coffee rub.
  2. Grill burgers until desired doneness. Add cheese slices to burgers. Butter and toast buns.
Building the Burger:
  1. Take bottom bun and spread with bacon mayo, top with lettuce, tomato, burger with cheese, onion slices, chopped candied pecans, add top bun spread with bacon mayo.
Recipe makes 4 - 8oz burgers. Enjoy extra coffee coated pecans anytime.