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Jamaican jerk turkey burgers with tropical fruit salsa

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2
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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
34 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
14 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
We tamed the slight heat of these Caribbean-inspired burgers with a cool mango-papaya salsa. They'll be a welcome addition to any summer barbecue. They get their heat thanks to the Jamaican jerk seasoning, a fiery, herby mix of spices. The oats and onion that are stirred in with the extra lean ground turkey breast help keep the patties moist and tender as they grill while the egg helps bind them together. Refrigerating the patties helps them hold their shape on the grill, too. The salsa can be prepared up to one day in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Ingredients

Papaya(s)

½ cup(s), diced

Mango(es)

1 cup(s), diced

Uncooked red onion(s)

¾ cup(s), sliced, finely chopped, divided

Green pepper(s)

½ strip(s), finely chopped, divided

Cilantro

2 Tbsp, fresh, chopped

Fresh lime juice

2 Tbsp

Uncooked quick oats

½ cup(s)

Ketchup

cup(s)

Jerk seasoning

1 Tbsp, Jamaican-variety

Egg(s)

1 large egg(s)

Uncooked extra lean ground turkey breast

1 pound(s)

Instructions

  1. To prepare salsa, in a medium bowl, combine papaya, mango, 1/4 cup each of red onion and green pepper, cilantro and lime juice; set aside.
  2. To prepare burgers, in a large bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup of red onion, remaining 1/4 cup of green pepper, oats, ketchup, jerk seasoning, and egg; mix until well combined. Add turkey; mix thoroughly. Shape turkey mixture into four 1-inch-thick patties; cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat grill. Grill burgers until cooked through, flipping once, about 5 to 7 minutes per side. Serve each burger topped with about a heaping 1/3 cup of salsa.