"Jerk" Turkey Burgers

  • Active Time 25m
  • Total Time 45m

4 servings

Jamaican "jerk" seasonings transform a humble ground turkey patty into a lively summer burger.


  • For ''Jerk'' Turkey Burgers:
  • 1/3 cup couscous
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper (1/2 medium)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Spanish paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 12 ounces ground turkey
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns or English muffins, split and toasted
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • Tip: To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill).


Combine the couscous and water in a small bowl; let stand for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the couscous is tender and the water is absorbed.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small nonstick skillet over low heat. Add the bell pepper, garlic, thyme, curry powder, cumin, allspice, ginger, salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne. Cook, stirring, until the bell pepper is slightly softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool.

Prepare a grill or preheat the broiler.

Combine the turkey, the couscous and the bell pepper mixture in a medium-size bowl; mix thoroughly but lightly. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties. If using the grill, oil the grill rack (see Tip) or oil the broiler pan. Grill or broil the patties until browned and no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes per side. Place on the buns (or English muffins) and garnish with the tomato slices and lettuce leaves.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 8959

nutrition information per serving

338 calories; 10g total fat; 2g total saturated fat; 49mg cholesterol; 561mg sodium; 41g carbohydrates; 7g fiber; 24g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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