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Recipe: calypso beef burgers

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Calypso beef burgers serving suggestion

calypso beef burgers


  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1/4 cup mango chutney
  • 2 teaspoons Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 4 fresh or canned pineapple slices, cut 1/2 inch thick
  • 4 Kaiser rolls or hamburger buns, split
  • 4 slices sharp Cheddar cheese


Combine Ground Beef, chutney and jerk seasoning in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.

Place patties in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals; arrange pineapple slices around patties. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. Grill pineapple, covered, 8 minutes or until heated through. (Gas grilling times remain the same.) About 2 minutes before burgers are done, place rolls, cut sides down, on grid. Grill until lightly toasted. During last minute of grilling, top each burger with cheese.

Place 1 burger and pineapple slice on bottom of each bun. Close sandwiches.

Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.

Cook's Tip: If fruit chunks in chutney are large, use kitchen shears to snip them into smaller pieces.

Cook's Tip: If using 95% lean Ground Beef, add 1/4 cup soft bread crumbs and 1 egg white to ingredients in step 1.

Nutrition information per serving, using 80% lean ground beef: 553 calories; 27 g fat(11 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 101 mg cholesterol; 865 mg sodium; 44 g carbohydrate; 2.1 g fiber; 32 g protein; 6.9 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 4.5 mg iron; 40.6 mcg selenium; 5.9 mg zinc.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc.