Katie Lee Biegel's Jerk-Style Burgers with Coconut Lime Slaw Beauty, as seen on The Kitchen, Season 34.
Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee Biegel

Jerk-Seasoned Burgers with Coconut Lime Slaw

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
We went on a family vacation to Nevis last winter and had the BEST time. At the beach we ordered the most delicious burgers seasoned with jerk and topped with coconut slaw and pineapple, so when we got home, I just had to try to recreate them. These taste like vacation to me!




To Serve:


Special equipment:
a cast-iron griddle or large cast-iron griddle pan
  1. For the burgers: In a small bowl, combine the allspice, onion powder, brown sugar, thyme, cayenne, cinnamon, garlic powder, ginger, nutmeg, 1 teaspoon salt and some black pepper. Place the ground beef on a baking sheet and sprinkle with half of the seasoning. Lightly mix, then sprinkle with the remaining seasoning. Mix until just combined, taking care not to over mix. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions, and lightly form each into a loose ball.
  2. Heat a cast-iron griddle or large cast-iron griddle pan over medium high-heat and brush with vegetable oil.
  3. Place the burgers onto the griddle, using a spatula to immediately smash each one down into a patty. Season each burger with salt. Let cook for about 2 minutes, flip, and top each patty with a slice of cheese. Allow to cook until the burger is nicely browned and the cheese is melted, another 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. For the slaw: In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, lime juice, garlic salt and honey. Add the cabbage, cilantro and scallions. Toss to coat, season with black pepper to taste and set aside.
  5. To serve: Butter the insides of each potato bun. Lightly toast both sides of each bun on the same griddle that the burgers cooked on until golden brown, 20 to 30 seconds per side. Lightly cook the pineapple on the same griddle as well, about 1 minute per side.
  6. Build the burgers with two patties per burger, top with a pineapple slice and a scoop of slaw. Serve immediately.