Firecracker Burgers with Cooling Lime Sauce
These 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.
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
- 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.
- Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients in small bowl; set aside.
- 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.