Calypso Beef Burgers

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Calypso Beef Burgers

Calypso Beef Burgers
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: The Beef Checkoff and California Beef Council
Food Groups: Dairy, Fruits, Grains, Protein
Main Ingredient: Beef
Meal Type: Lunch Entrée, Dinner Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes)

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1 pound 95% lean ground Beef
1/4 cup soft Bread crumbs
1 Egg white
1/4 cup mango Chutney
2 teaspoons Caribbean Jerk seasoning
4 fresh or canned Pineapple slices, cut one-half inch thick
4 kaiser Rolls or hamburger Buns, split
4 slices sharp Cheddar cheese


1. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg white, chutney and jerk seasoning in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four one-half-inch thick patties.

2. Place patties in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals; arrange pineapple slices around patties. Grill patties, uncovered, 11 to 13 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 7 to 8 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.

3. Grill pineapple, uncovered, 8 minutes or until heated through. (Gas grilling times remain the same.) About 2 minutes before burgers are done, place rolls, cut sides down, on grid. Grill until lightly toasted. During last minute of grilling, top each burger with cheese.

4. Place 1 burger and pineapple slice on bottom of each bun. Close sandwiches.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 480
Total Fat: 18 g
Saturated Fat: 8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 890 mg
Carbohydrates: 46 g
Protein: 34 g
Fiber: 2 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 204 mg
Iron: 5 mg

Cook's Notes:

Nutrition information based on 95% lean ground beef. Omit egg white and breadcrumbs if preparing with 80% lean ground beef.

If fruit chunks in chutney are large, use kitchen shears to snip them into smaller pieces.