Jerk Burgers with Mango Salsa
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)
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'.