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Firecracker Burgers with Cooling Lime Sauce

06/27/2015 11:05AM ● By Hood Magazine


  • 1-1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 6 sesame seed sandwich rolls, split, toasted
  • 1 c watercress or mixed spring greens


  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt


  • 1/2 c reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp grated lime peel
  • 1/4 tsp salt



Combine ground beef and seasoning ingredients in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into six 1/2-in thick patties. Place patties on grll 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, 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.