6 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

Mashed plantains bind and moisten these island-inspired burgers. Be sure to choose ripe plantains with black skins; they're tender and slightly sweet. Commercial Pickapeppa sauce--a tangy, sweet Jamaican condiment found near the steak sauces in most supermarkets--would be a fitting accompaniment, as is our Chipotle-Poblano Ketchup.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill.

Step 2

Cook plantain in boiling water 15 minutes or until very tender. Drain; place in a large bowl. Mash plantain with a fork until smooth; cool 5 minutes. Add green onions and next 7 ingredients (through chicken). Divide mixture into 6 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

Step 3

Place patties on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until a thermometer registers 165°. Remove from grill, and let stand 5 minutes.

Step 4

Place buns, cut sides down, on grill rack; grill 1 minute or until toasted. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each bun; top each serving with 1 red onion slice, 2 tomato slices, and top half of bun.

Ratings & Reviews

bandmom's Review

April 08, 2013
Tasty! I had a plantain that needed to be used so I decided to give this a try. My family really liked it. Even my husband, who is a red-meat kind of guy, devoured it! I served it w/ the recommended Pick-a-pepper sauce, chopped mango, a baked sweet potato, & steamed broccoli.

nanifish11's Review

September 29, 2009