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The Kentucky Beef Councils kicks off The 2013 Derby Burger Challenge

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March is National Nutrition Month. Alison Smith from then Kentucky Beef Council stopped by to share the recipe for Caribbean Beef Burgers with Mango Salsa. They can be part of a heart healthy diet.

You can submit your  favorite burger recipe to The 2013 Derby Burger Challenge from March 11 to April 2 to The top four finalists will compete in a cook-off on April 8 and Keith Kaiser will be on hand. The winner takes home more than $750 in prizes. The winning recipe will be featured in Lexington and Louisville area stores from April 22 to May 11.

Caribbean Beef Burger with Mango Salsa

Total recipe time: 30 minutes 

Makes 4 servings

1-1/2 pounds ground beef

2 tablespoons Caribbean jerk seasoning


Mango Salsa:

1 large mango, peeled, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

1 tablespoon chopped green onion

1 tablespoon finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1. Combine ground beef and jerk seasoning in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 3/4-inch thick patties.

2. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 11 to 15 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 13 to 14 minutes), until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. Season with salt, as desired.

3. Meanwhile, combine salsa ingredients in medium bowl, mixing lightly. Serve burgers with salsa.

Nutrition information per serving, using 80% lean ground beef: 374 calories; 23 g fat (9 g saturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat); 116 mg cholesterol; 517 mg sodium; 8 g carbohydrate; 0.8 g fiber; 33 g protein; 6.8 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 3.5 mcg vitamin B12; 3.3 mg iron; 27.7 mcg selenium; 8 mg zinc.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of iron.

Nutrition information per serving, using 95% lean ground beef recipe: 193 calories; 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat); 65 mg cholesterol; 51 mg sodium; 11 g carbohydrate; 1.1 g fiber; 24 g protein; 5.5 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.1 mcg vitamin B12; 2.6 mg iron; 20.9 mcg selenium; 5.5 mg zinc.

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