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Caribbean Jerk Burger: A Taste of the Islands

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Copyright Kevin D Weeks
No, a Caribbean Jerk Burger isn't a burger for Caribbean jerks, it's a burger containing jerk seasoning. Jerk seasoning is a collection of spices popular on grilled meats (pork, beef, and chicken) in the Caribbean. In this recipe instead of sprinkling the seasoning on the surface of the burgers, it's mixed into the meat along with a bit of lime juice. I like serving them on onion rolls with a slice of aged provolone and a spoonful of mayo. These are also good made with half beef and half pork - and they freeze beautifully. (Larger image.) Makes 4 burgers.


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 slice white bread; crusts removed
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. jerk seasoning*


1. Tear bread into small pieces and soak in lime juice. Then mash into a paste.**

2. Thoroughly mix all ingredients together with your hands.

3. Form meat mixture into patties and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, covered.

4. Prepare a hot fire in the grill and cook burgers for 4 - 5 minutes per side for well done.

*Recipe for Jerk Seasoning.

**Note: This is known as a panade and both helps hold the meat together and keeps the burgers moist. Here are some more tips for better burgers.

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 5 out of 5
Jerk burgers, Member Cook4life

I love this recipe. The addition of the bread slipped my mind. I use Jerk all the time, and turn everybody I know onto the sweet, spicy flavor!

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