Jerk Burgers with Mango Salsa

jerk burgers with mango salsa
Photo: Better Homes & Gardens

Exploding with flavor, these jerk burgers topped with a refreshing mango salsa are a summertime delight. Serve 'em up at your next party!


Makes 4 burgers

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 cup chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red sweet pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 medium mango, seeded, peeled, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup apple jelly
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup bottled jerk sauce
  • 1/4 fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 4 ciabatta rolls or hamburger buns, split
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 ounces)

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Step 1: For salsa, in a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add sweet peppers, onion, and ginger; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add mango, jelly, lime juice, and salt; cook and stir until jelly melts. Set aside.

Step 2: In a large bowl, combine egg, 1/4 cup of the jerk sauce, and the bread crumbs. Add ground beef; mix well. Using hands, shape mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.

Step 3: For a charcoal grill, place patties on the grill rack directly over medium coals. Grill, uncovered, for 10 to 13 minutes or until done (160°F), turning and brushing once with the remaining jerk sauce halfway through grilling. If desired, toast ciabatta rolls on the grill. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place patties, then ciabatta rolls, if desired, on gas grill over heat. Cover and grill as above.)

Step 4: Divide cheese among bottoms of rolls. Serve burgers in rolls with some of the salsa. Serve remaining salsa on the side.

Recipe courtesy of Grillin' & Chillin'.

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