Pinterest Follow Button
Family Favorite Recipes Family Favorites
Mr Espresso
like us on Facebook

Firecracker Burgers with Cooling Lime Sauce

Firecracker Burgers with Cooling Lime SauceThese burgers are spiced with curry powder and Caribbean jerk seasoning and topped with a refreshing sauce of yogurt and lime.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds ground beef (80 percent lean)
6 sesame seed sandwich rolls, split, toasted
1 cup watercress or mixed spring greens

1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tablespoon Caribbean jerk seasoning
1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons grated lime peel
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine Ground Beef and seasoning ingredients in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into six 1/2-inch thick patties. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F (71.1°C), turning occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients in small bowl; set aside.
  3. Spread sauce on cut sides of rolls. Place one burger on bottom half of each roll; top evenly with watercress. Close sandwiches.

Makes 6 servings.

Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): 489 calories; 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 78 mg cholesterol; 1287 mg sodium; 43 g carbohydrate; 1.4 g fiber; 28 g protein; 7.8 mg niacin; 0.3 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 3.9 mg iron; 18.9 mcg selenium; 5.5 mg zinc; 71.6 mg choline.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.