1 lb minced meat

1½ tbsp Grace Mild Jerk Seasoning

4 heaping tbsp basil pesto

1 cup breadcrumbs

1 egg

½ tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

1 tsp pepper sauce (optional)

Cheese slices

2 – 3 tbsp olive oil

Hamburger buns, cut in half


Tomato slices


  1. Place meat in a large bowl.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients except the cheese and oil. Mix just until all the ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Form into 4 large patties or 8 small ones. Make an indentation in the center of each patty. Place on a large platter and let marinate in refrigerator for at least half hour. Remove when ready to cook.
  4. Prepare and heat the grill.
  5. Place the burger patties on the hot grill leave for 2 minutes. Flip the burgers onto the other side and continue to grill for 4 – 5 minutes depending on desired doneness. Within the last 2 minutes of cooking, place a slice of cheese on each patty and cover allowing the cheese to melt.
  6. Place the burger buns, cut side down on the grill to toast. Remove the bread and build your burger with desired toppings.

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