Island Burger with Fruit Salsa

Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
14 minutes
Total time
29 minutes


1 lb
Laura’s 92% Lean Ground Beef (or 96% Lean Ground Beef)
1 t
freshly grated ginger
1 clv
garlic (minced)
2 T
finely chopped purple onion
2 T
finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 t
finely chopped and seeded jalapeno
1 T
pineapple juice
2 t
low-sodium soy sauce
Whole wheat buns (optional)
Sliced fresh pineapple rings, grilled (optional)


1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Shape into 4 equal size burgers.

2. Coat a grill rack with cooking spray. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350F to 400F) 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

Stove-top instructions:
Place patties in a large skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat; cook 8 to 10 minutes on each side or until done.


Fruit Salsa

Prep time: 15 minutes

3/4 cup fresh chopped pineapple
1/4 cup chopped mango
1/4 cup diced purple onion
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
2 tablespoons seeded and chopped jalapeño
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; chill and serve with Island Burgers.

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving for Island Burger
Using Laura’s 92% Lean Ground Beef
CALORIES 269.19 (30% from fat); FAT 9.13g (sat 4.05g); PROTEIN 21.40g; CARB 1.38g; FIBER .15g; CHOL 60.75mg; IRON .05mg; SODIUM 221.58mg 
Using Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Beef
CALORIES 147.69 (27% from fat); FAT 4.58g (sat 2.03g); PROTEIN 24.43g; CARB 1.38g; FIBER .15g; CHOL 60.75mg; IRON .05mg; SODIUM 236.77mg

Nutritional Analysis for Fruit Salsa
CALORIES 22.14 (3% from fat); FAT .09g (sat .02g); PROTEIN .38g; CARB 5.71g; FIBER .81g; CHOL 0mg; IRON .15mg; SODIUM 1.18mg.