Caribbean Burgers

  • Yield 6 servings

Dress up these jerk-flavored beef burgers with a honey-pineapple chutney.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 -- ripe fresh pineapple, peeled and chopped
2 large onions, peeled and diced
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon orange peel, grated
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup diced red bell peppers
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 teaspoons Jamaican jerk seasoning
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
6 -- sandwich rolls or buns, toasted
-- Butter lettuce leaves

Instructions

  1. To prepare the honey pineapple chutney: In a heavy, medium saucepan, heat oil over high heat. Add pineapple and onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium high and add honey, vinegar, orange peel, ginger and allspice; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add bell peppers and cook for 10 minutes more; let cool. Makes about 3 cups.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together ground beef, 1/2 cup honey pineapple chutney, jerk seasoning and pepper. Shape into 6 large flat patties. Grill over medium coals for 5 to 8 minutes per side. Serve on toasted buns topped with lettuce leaves and a spoonful of chutney.

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