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Caribbean Beef Burgers with Mango Salsa

Caribbean Beef Burgers with Mango Salsa (Photo courtesy National Cattlemen’s Beef Association & the Beef Checkoff)

Caribbean Beef Burgers with Mango Salsa (Photo courtesy National Cattlemen’s Beef Association & the Beef Checkoff)

Caribbean Beef Burgers with Mango Salsa offers a tropical twist on a classic sandwich. The recipe was developed for the Cattlemen’s Beef Board’s and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Beef Checkoff program. The burger is a great blank canvas for a variety of toppings. At your next cookout, set up a burger toppings bar that expands beyond mustard, mayonnaise and ketchup. Fruit salsas, grilled peppers and caramelized onions, for example, will add bold taste and texture. For more  creative takes on Americans’ beloved burgers, visit BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com.

Caribbean Beef Burgers with Mango Salsa
Yield: 4 servings

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 tablespoons Caribbean jerk seasoning
Coarse salt to taste
Vegetable oil for grill grate
Buns for serving
Mango salsa:
1 large mango, peeled, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon chopped green onion
1 tablespoon finely chopped and seeded jalapeno pepper
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

1. Combine the ground beef and jerk seasoning in a large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 3/4-inch thick patties.
2. Place the patties on an oiled grill grate over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 11 to 15 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 13 to 14 minutes), until an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160F, turning occasionally. Season with salt, as desired.
3. Meanwhile, combine the salsa ingredients in a medium bowl, mixing lightly. Serve burgers on buns with salsa.
Recipe note: Lightly toast buns on the grill if desired. Lightly brush cut side with butter before placing on the grill.
SOURCE: Cattlemen’s Beef Board, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association & the Beef Checkoff

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