Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 teaspoons white vinegar

  2. 1 Tbsp water

  3. 1/2 Scotch bonnet or habanero chili pepper, seeds removed, minced

  4. 1/2 cup chopped green onion, including greens

  5. 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  6. 1 Tbsp fresh thyme

  7. 1 teaspoon ground allspice

  8. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  9. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  10. 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  11. 1 teaspoon molasses

  12. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  13. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  14. 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, at least 16% fat

  15. 2 cups shredded cabbage

  16. 1/4 cup chopped red onion

  17. Pinch of chopped thyme

  18. 3 Tbsp mayonnaise

  19. 2 Tbsp of orange juice or lime juice (if using lime juice add a teaspoon of sugar)

  20. 1 teaspoon of grated orange or lime zest

  21. Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a food processor, put the vinegar, water, chili, green onion, garlic, thyme, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, molasses, 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Pulse until finely chopped. If you do not have a food processor, finely mince the chili, garlic, and green onion. Mix ingredients together in a bowl.

  2. Using your hands, gently mix the jerk mixture in with the ground beef in a large bowl until just incorporated. Do not over-mix. Shape into patties, about 1/2 inch thick and wider than the diameter of your hamburger bun. Chill about 30 minutes or until you are ready to cook. (Remember to wear gloves while handling jerk seasoning or thoroughly wash hands with soap and water after handling.)

  3. In a medium bowl, gently mix the cabbage, red onion, thyme, mayonnaise, citrus juice, zest, salt and pepper.

  4. Prepare gas or charcoal grill for cooking over high direct heat. Place the patties on the clean, well-oiled grill grate. Grill the burgers for about 5 minutes per side. Do not press down on the burgers while cooking. If you don't have a grill, you can use a grill pan or a cast iron frying pan.

  5. Serve burgers topped with coleslaw, with or without hamburger buns.


Send feedback