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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Jamaican Jerk Burgers with fried Plantains

As I said before my mom brought me an oldfashioned meat grinder from Austria and I just had to try it out. I got a nice beef tenderloin from Costco and it had to be trimmed and cut in portions anyway, so I used some of it (some trimmings and the pieces to small to keep as steak)  to try out my new toy and ground it.

I like to play with different flavor combinations and thought why not use the traditional Jamaican Jerk flavor for a nice and juicy burger. So off I went on my search on which spices to use for the Jerk seasoning. I found a couple of variations online and took it from there, but every recipe had Allspice as the main ingredient for Jamaican Jerk seasoning.

You'll need the following spices for the Jamaican Jerk mix:

This obviously makes more than you need for the burgers, so just keep the rest for later use.

So now here are the other ingredients you need for the burgers:

1 hand full chopped parsley
1/2 medium size onion finely chopped
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs (unseasoned)
1 large egg
1 tablespoon Worcstershire Sauce

In a large bowl mix the ground beef with all the ingredients and two tablespoons of the Jamaican Jerk mixture so the spices, onion, breadcrumbs and egg is nicely incorporated in the meat. Divide into four large burger patties.

Preheat your grill so it's nice and hot, grill the patties about 4 minutes on each side (depends on how you like your burgers). Don't press down on the patties, it makes them dry as the juices will come out. Then serve on a nice slice of toasted fresh bread, some fried plantains and a side salad.

Bon Appetit!

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