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Firecracker Burgers with Cooling Lime Sauce

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  • Fire-cracker Burgers1 1/2 lbs. ground beef chuck
  • 4 sesame seed sandwich rolls, split, toasted
  • 1 cup watercress or mixed spring greens


  • 1 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 1 tsp. salt


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup 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 four 3/4-inch thick patties. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 13 to 15 minutes to medium (160°F) doneness, until not pink in center and juices show no pink color, turning occasionally.

Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients in small bowl; set aside.

Spread sauce on cut sides of rolls. Place a burger on bottom half of each roll; top evenly with watercress. Close sandwiches.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Info per serving: (1 burger, 3.5 oz.) using 95% lean ground beef: 511 calories; 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 98 mg cholesterol; 1743 mg sodium; 47 g carbohydrate; 1.7 g fiber; 41 g protein; 9.4 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 3.2 mcg vitamin B12; 6 mg iron; 30.1 mcg selenium; 8.4 mg zinc.

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Recipe Courtesy of the Texas Beef Council

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