Jamaican Jerk Burger with Caramelized Pineapples is the burger of your dreams. Sweet, spicy, and full of flavor. A jerk seasoned burger patty with caramelized red onions and pineapples all on a brioche bun - you truly can't go wrong!
Have you ever had jerk seasoning before? I've enjoyed the rich flavors or Jerk Chicken for years and can't get enough. I went to Jamaica for the first time when I was 4 years old and will never forget the first time I had jerk. The flavor was rich and spicy and bold, to say the least.
This recipe is so simple to make too! Everything comes together in about 30 minutes and is perfect for your next cookout. I do predict that these Jamaican Jerk Burgers will be the talk of any event! So don't miss out on being the star of the show with this recipe 🙂
So, when I was coming up with a burger recipe, my mind immediately thought - what if you make a Jamaican Jerk Burger? Maybe add some caramelized pineapples and red onions and throw it all together. Well ya'll, it worked. It worked out so well that I truly can't get enough of this flavor combo.
From the sweet caramelized pineapples and red peppers to the spicy burger patty to the refreshing taste of arugula all on a buttery brioche bun - it's paradise on a plate.
Jerk seasoning is comprised of a bunch of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cumin, and smoked paprika. Of course these spices as well as their quantities vary as there are several variations. There is some garlic and onions too. And don't forget, Jerk also has hot peppers that give it a nice kick and a little sugar to bring it all together.
It's the perfect formula for that balance of flavor that appeals to all of your taste buds. Sweet, savory, spicy, bold with a tinge of bitterness that plays so well together.
FYI, for these Jamaican Jerk Burgers, I did not make my own jerk seasoning. I used Walkerswood Mild Jerk Seasoning.
Add ground beef to a bowl and add the jerk seasoning, cilantro, garlic, and smoked paprika. Mix together and form into burger patties. (For these Jamaican Jerk Burgers, I did ½ lb patties so feel free to scale up or down as you please)
Slice up a red onion and a pineapple and set aside. Fry up the burger patties to your desired doneness and then saute the red onions. Coat the pineapples in cinnamon and then saute those for about 5 minutes, until they've blackened a bit on more sides. Then assemble your burger.
Add pineapple, the burger patty, red onions, arugula and a little mayo to a brioche bun. Then you're done and can eat up!
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