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Jamaican “jerk” seasonings transform a humble ground turkey patty into a lively summer burger.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1993




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  • Combine couscous and water in a small bowl; let stand for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the couscous is tender and the water is absorbed.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a small nonstick skillet over low heat. Add bell pepper, garlic, thyme, curry powder, cumin, allspice, ginger, salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne. Cook, stirring, until the bell pepper is slightly softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool.

  • Prepare a grill or preheat the broiler.

  • Combine turkey, the couscous and the bell-pepper mixture in a medium-sized bowl; mix thoroughly but lightly. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties. If using the grill, oil the grill rack (see Tip) or oil the broiler pan. Grill or broil the patties until browned and no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes per side. Place on buns (or English muffins) and garnish with tomato slices and lettuce leaves.


To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition Facts

316 calories; protein 28.2g; carbohydrates 41.2g; dietary fiber 7.2g; sugars 5.3g; fat 6.2g; saturated fat 2.1g; cholesterol 33.8mg; vitamin a iu 1105.4IU; vitamin c 31.6mg; folate 31.5mcg; calcium 66.3mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 45.8mg; potassium 255.6mg; sodium 569.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 3g.

2 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 1 fat