Firecrackers might be for celebrations, but this burger is a celebration all its own! Think spicy, tropical, and fresh all on a bun. Fire up the grill, grab your family and friends and get your celebration going.

Photos by Harry Latz


Courtesy of Missouri Beef Council


1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tablespoon Caribbean jerk seasoning
1-1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons grated lime peel
6 sesame seed sandwich rolls, split, toasted
1 cup watercress or mixed spring greens


  1. Combine ground beef, curry powder, Caribbean jerk seasoning, and 1 teaspoon of salt in a large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into six 1/2-inch thick patties.
  2. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.
  3. Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, mayonnaise, yogurt, lime juice, and lime peel in a small bowl.
  4. Spread sauce on cut sides of rolls. Place one burger on the bottom half of each roll; top evenly with watercress. Close sandwiches.

Serves 6

Read more about interesting burgers in this article published in the July/August issue of Missouri Life:

Meet a veteran who made gold-medal burgers in the article originally published in partnership with the Missouri Beef Council:

Article originally published in the May 2016 issue of Missouri Life.