1/2 lb Jerk Burger with Pineapple Relish & Calypso Sauce

July 01, 2022

For this July 4th weekend, why not try this 1/2 lb Grilled Jerk Burger with Pineapple Relish & Calypso Sauce. You really can't go wrong!

jamaican jerk burger


  • 2lbs 80/20 Ground Chuck
  • 2 tbsp Grace Jamaican Dried Jerk Seasoning (Buy Now)
  • 1 cup Walkerswood Jerk Seasoning Mild (Buy Now)
  • 1 cup pineapple relish *recipe below
  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  • Lettuce, tomato, and dill pickles slices
  • Calypso sauce *recipe below
Pineapple Relish
  • 1 pineapple peeled & cut into spears
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Grace Jamaican Dried Jerk Seasoning (Buy Now)
  • 1 small yellow onion finely diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper finely diced
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper finely diced
  • 1 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper

Calypso Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Grace Scotch Bonnet Hot Pepper Sauce (Buy Now)
  • Dash white pepper, salt, black pepper, and cayenne
  • Stir and refrigerate for 1 hour



                Pineapple Relish

                • Sprinkle brown sugar over pineapple spears, lightly season with jerk seasoning and brown sugar mixture, grill over medium heat until golden brown turning as needed about 20 minutes total.
                • Remove the pineapple from the grill and chop. Place pineapple in a bowl.
                • Add the onion, peppers, cilantro, parsley, season with salt, black pepper, and a dash of cayenne.
                • Stir to combine and refrigerate until ready to serve.


                • Prepare charcoal grill for direct grilling.
                • Divide ground chuck into equal size portions about 1/2lb each. Use a burger press to form the hamburger patties and refrigerate the patties for 20 minutes to keep cool.
                • Season each burger with Grace Jamaican Dried Jerk Seasoning
                • Grill over direct heat for about 6 minutes per side. During the last few minutes of cooking brush the jerk sauce over the top of each burger.
                • To build the burger: spread Calypso sauce on the bottom bun followed by lettuce, sliced tomato, and dill pickle. Top with the burger patty and an extra drizzle of jerk sauce.  Add a heaping spoon of pineapple relish over the burger. Spread a little more Calypso on the top bun and place it on top and serve.
                • Enjoy
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