Caribbean burger with a mango salsa


  • 226g lean ground beef
  • 2 Teaspoons Sugar

For jerk seasoning-

2 Teaspoons      Ground thyme
1 Teaspoon        Ground allspice
¼ Teaspoon        Ground cinnamon
1 Teaspoon        Black Pepper
1 Teaspoon        Cayenne pepper
2          Teaspoons       Salt
1/4      Teaspoon         Ground nutmeg

(Any sauce needed can be added)

For Mango salsa-

  • 1/4 mango – peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 spring onion, chopped
  • A small bunch chopped coriander
  • 8 ml lime juice
  • 4 ml lemon juice


Place meat of choice into a mixing bowl. Combine the dry spices and sugar in a small dish, and then sprinkle evenly over the meat. Add fresh basil or cilantro, lots of salt and pepper to the meat. Mix the meat and spices and form four large patties. Make a divot in the centre of the burger. As the burgers cook, the well will swell up and you’ll end up with a flat surface instead of the dreaded burger bulge. Cook the patties for 3-4 minutes on each side, turning once.

While the burgers cook, make the mango salsa. In a medium bowl, mix mango, red bell pepper, green onion, coriander, lime juice, and lemon juice. Cover, and allow to sit at least 30 minutes before serving. Toast the buns lightly under a hot broiler. Serve and add any sauce necessary.


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