Jerk turkey burger
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips
Our jerk burgers are a spicy Caribbean twist on your normal burger. These flavourful jerk burgers are given a healthy twist using lower fat turkey mince. Either cooked in a pan in your kitchen or over a hot barbecue, the smell of these jerk burgers are going to ensure that no one craves boring old beef. Load these aromatic and fiery burgers up with all of the toppings and youíll feel like youíre basking on a Caribbean island in no time! If you donít want to cook these in a pan, why not do them over the barbecue. Make sure the barbecue is nice and hot and cook them for the same amount of time. Enjoy the smoky aroma wafting the Caribbean spices around - yum.
- 450g turkey mince
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 6 spring onions, finely chopped
- 1tsp jerk seasoning
- 1tsp Encona Brazilian BBQ sauce or a few drops of hot pepper sauce depending how hot you like things
- 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 poppy seed rolls, halved and toasted under the grill
- Mayonnaise, to serve
- Lettuce, to serve
- Slices of avocado, to serve
- Slices of red onion, to serve
- Sweetcorn relish, to serve
- Mix together the turkey mince, crushed garlic, finely chopped spring onions, jerk seasoning and Brazilian BBQ or hot pepper sauce and season with salt and pepper. Shape into 4 burgers, pressing the mixture firmly together with slightly wet hands.
- Heat a griddle pan over a high heat until good and hot. Add the oil and cook the burgers for 5-7 minutes on each side, until browned and completely cooked through.
- Serve them in toasted poppy seed buns with a layer of mayo, lettuce, sliced avocado, a few slices of red onion and a good dollop of sweetcorn relish. Why not serve with some home made chips or a crunchy coleslaw for the perfect accompaniment.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 345(kcal)
- Fat 8.0g
- Saturates 1.5g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.