Sunday, July 24, 2011

Jamaican Jerk Burgers

Tonight I was craving a burger, but not just any plain burger, and definitely not a fast food burger! I wanted something with bold flavor that was different from anything I've had before that wouldn't weigh me down. After flipping through my Bon Appetite Cookbook, I found the perfect burger to inspire me to make a burger that would satisfy all my needs...Jamaican Jerk Burger with an Chipotle-Orange Mayonnaise!

Poor Dusty has to work late tonight, so he didn't get to enjoy this burger with me. But because I'm a loving girlfriend, I have his burger prepped, marinating and ready to go on the George Foreman Grill right when he gets home. He is going to be so surprised by how tasty his dinner is tonight after a long night of work!

The recipe makes 6 servings, which is how I'm going to give it to you because I gotta tell you, the conversions from 6 servings to 2 servings hurt my brain. So I'll let you figure out how many servings you need and you can go from there!

For the Chipotle-Orange Mayonnaise:
-1 cup Mayonnaise
-3 tbsp fresh Orange Juice
-1 tbsp minced Chipotle Chile in Adobo Sauce
-1 tbsp Adobo Sauce

This is super easy, so brace yourself! Add all 3 ingredients into a bowl....

And stir to combine.
I could have just eaten this alone (although that would be gross), because I love the smokey citrus flavor of the mayonnaise. So good! After you mix to combine, cover with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge until you are ready to serve with the Jamaican Burger.

For the Jamaican Jerk Burger:
-1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped Green Onions
-1 tsp dried Thyme
-2 Jalapeno Peppers, seeded and chopped
-3 Garlic Cloves
-1/2 cup Brown Sugar
-1/2 cup Canola Oil
-1/2 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
-1 tsp Ground Allspice
-1-1/2 lbs Ground Beef
-6 Buns
-Condiments: Lettuce, Tomato and Grilled Yellow Onions

In a food processor, combine the first 4 ingredients...

And pulse until finely chopped.

Then add in the next 4 ingredients {Brown sugar, Canola oil, Soy Sauce and Allspice}....

And puree until almost smooth.

Form the burgers into patties and place into a baking dish. Pour 1/2 cup of sauce over all the burgers, toss to coat and let them marinate for 20 minutes. The rest of the sauce will be used for basting the burgers while they cook.

Grill the onions, slice the tomatoes and tear up the lettuce while the beef marinates. Also, if you choose to make them, start cooking up some fries or potato wedges.

After 20 minutes, now it is time to grill the burgers! Grill the burgers until desired doneness (about 4 minutes per side), brushing occasionally with the remaining jerk sauce.

Spread the Chipotle Mayonnaise on both inner sides of the bun. Place the lettuce on the bottom half of the bun with the tomato, burger, onion and then the top half of the bun.


  1. Wow, I am lovin' the look of this!! I know what I'll be making for Ben this week. He loves a good burger. Thank you!

  2. Wow Haley these not only look amazing but they sound Delicious!!! Love your cute dishes too :)

  3. Yum! I am always looking for a new way to jazz up a plain old burger! We will be trying this very soon!

  4. I've never had a burger like this! Sounds so flavorful! Mmm : )

  5. mm That sounds so good, I might just marinate the steaks I was planning for dinner in that sauce!

  6. I love creative burgers, these sound top notch!

  7. This sounds great Hayley!
    Makes me want to toss the whole Taco's for dinner plan! (lol)


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