Uploaded: 31 January, 2022



Recipe taken from Original Flava, by Craig & Shaun McAnuff. Published by Bloomsbury.

Ingredients - Serves: 6

1kg beef mince

2tsp ground pimento

4tbsp brown sugar1tsp ground cinnamon

1tsp freshly grated nutmeg

1tsp browning or dark soy sauce

Squeeze of lime juice

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 medium onions, one chopped, one sliced

2 Scotch bonnet peppers, deseeded & diced

2 spring onions, finely sliced

1tsp dried thyme

1tsp freshly ground black pepper

60ml white wine vinegar

1 egg lightly beaten

Vegetable oil for cooking

6 square slices of cheese


Jerk BBQ sauce


  1. Put the beef mince in a mixing bowl and add in the pimento, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, browning or soy, lime juice, garlic, one onion, Scotch bonnets, spring onions, thyme, black pepper, vinegar and egg. Mix thoroughly, then divide the mixture into 6 and mould each into the shape of a burger. Place on a plate or tray, cover and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
  2. Lightly oil a griddle or frying pan and place over a medium heat. Once hot, dash the burgers on it, in batches of 2 or 3, depending on the size of your griddle or pan, and cook on each side until cooked to your preference. Place a cheese square on top of each burger to melt.
  3. Remove the burgers from the pan and keep warm while you sauté the sliced onions in 1 tbsp vegetable oil, until well done. Place a lettuce leaf on the base of each burger bun, then add a cheese-topped burger, some onions and a layer of jerk BBQ sauce.