Since the weather is scorching hot, why not conjure cool tropical breezes with this sweet-and-savory grilled burger? It’s topped with a fresh salsa made from papaya, mango, red onion, and cilantro, with a twist of lime. Pairs perfectly with the sweet Caribbean heat of Secret Aardvark’s Drunken Jerk Jamaican Marinade…and the umbrella-topped cocktail of your choice.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4



2/3 cup diced peeled papaya

2/3 cup diced peeled mango

¼ cup finely chopped red bell pepper

¼ cup finely chopped red onion

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


1/2 cup finely chopped red onion

½ cup dry breadcrumbs

¼ cup finely chopped red bell pepper

½ cup Secret Aardvark Drunken Jerk Jamaican Marinade

1 large egg white

1 pound ground turkey

Cooking spray

4 (2-ounce) Kaiser rolls or hamburger buns


To prepare salsa, combine first 6 ingredients. Let stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat grill to medium heat.

To prepare burgers, combine 1 cup onion and next 5 ingredients (onion through egg white), stirring well. Add turkey; mix well to combine. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1-inch-thick patty. Cover and refrigerate 20 minutes.

Lightly coat patties with cooking spray; place on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 7 minutes on each side or until done.

Cut rolls in half horizontally. Place rolls, cut sides down, on grill rack; grill 1 minute or until lightly toasted. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each roll; top with 1/2 cup salsa and top half of roll.

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