Jamaican Jerk Burger Recipe

jamaican jerk burger

Tired of the same old burger?  This Jamaican Jerk Burger recipe puts a delicious Caribbean twist on your standard burger recipe. This recipe takes a lot of the guesswork and effort out of making the jerk as we are starting with Caribbean Trading’s Sweet n’ Smoky Jerk Sauce.  It’s an easy way to bring a little sweet and heat and smoky flavor to the dish without a lot of effort.  The sauce strikes just the right balance of sweet, heat, and smokey. The perfect weeknight or summer grilling recipe!

Ingredients needed to make this Jamaican Jerk Burger:

  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 Garlic gloves, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Sweet n Smoky Jerk Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Gently mix all ingredients together. Be careful not to overwork the beef as that will make the burgers tougher.
  2. Shape the mix into burger patties, about a ½ in. thick.
  3. Chill the patties in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Or these can be prepped in advance.
  4. Grill or pan fry the burgers over medium high heat for about 5 minutes on each side. Use a little bit of vegetable oil rubbed on grill or pan to counteract stickiness.
  5. Cook to your preference of done-ness.
  6. Let the burgers rest for a bit (5-10 minutes).
  7. Start building your burgers with your preferred toppings and choice of bread.


Toppings are critical on this burger.  Because you are getting the smoky hot pepper heat from the jerk sauce, your burger will be next level if you have the right topping to include on the burger.  Here are some of our recommendations:

  • Pineapple – slice up a pineapple and get that on there. Some extra tropical flavor, and the pineapple really balances it out.  Extra points if you grill these up as you’ll get a little bit of caramelization!
  • Coleslaw – a traditional slaw is also a good option.
  • Cheese – a PepperJack or a Sharp Cheddar are good options. A sharp cheese is definitely necessary to hold its own against the jerk seasoning.
  • Garlic Mayonnaise Spread or MayoKetchup will work well (Get the MayoKetchup recipe)
  • Vegetables and Greens – some nice lettuce or spinach is a good option. Also, avocado, onion and tomato will work well.
  • Jerk Sauce – you can add a dash of this onto one side of the bun if you really want to amp the jerk flavor.

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