firecracker burgers with cooling lime sauce
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 6 sesame seed sandwich rolls, split, toasted
- 1 cup watercress or mixed spring greens
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 tablespoon Caribbean jerk seasoning
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine ground beef and seasoning ingredients in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into six 1/2-inch thick patties. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. 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.
Meanwhile combine sauce ingredients in small bowl; set aside.
Spread sauce on cut sides of rolls. Place one burger on bottom half of each roll; top evenly with watercress. Close sandwiches.
Test Kitchen Tips:
Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
Nutrition information per serving, using 80% lean ground beef: 489 calories; 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 78 mg cholesterol; 1287 mg sodium; 43 g carbohydrate; 1.4 g fiber; 28 g protein; 7.8 mg niacin; 0.3 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 3.9 mg iron; 18.9 mcg selenium; 5.5 mg zinc; 71.6 mg choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of vitamin B6 and choline.
Nutrition information per serving, using 95% lean ground beef: 404 calories; 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat); 65 mg cholesterol; 1278 mg sodium; 43 g carbohydrate; 1.4 g fiber; 28 g protein; 9.0 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.2 mcg vitamin B12; 4.2 mg iron; 19.0 mcg selenium; 5.6 mg zinc; 75.5 mg choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline.