Caribbean Burgers

  • Yield: 6 servings


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


  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.