Caribbean Recipe Of The Week – Hambuger Caribbean Style


hamburger-and-tostonesBy Minna LaFortune

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 21, 2017: Hamburger is a American fast food and a popular  meal. During the summer it is one of the many food favorites  at the various outdoor BBQ events. The people in the Caribbean Diaspora and the Caribbean region also enjoy this American  invention and incorporate it in their various meals, including their outdoor BBQs.

While I do not to this often, I and sometimes serve it with a Caribbean twist , by paring the hamburger with avocado and  Tostones. Below is my recipe for ‘Hamburger Caribbean Style.’


1 Lb Chopped  Beef
1/2 Tsp Salt
2 Tsp Onion  Powder
1 Pack Of Hamburger Bun
2 Whole Avocadoes
1 Head Of Lettuce
Slices Of Tomatoes
Fresh Onion Rings
2 Nearly Ripe Plantains
2 Cups Of Coconut Oil

Season chopped meat with salt and onion powder.
Allow to marinate overnight.
Using an ice cream scoop, shape one and -a-half scoop of chopped meat into a Hamburger patty. Put patties to rest, covering with foil or greased paper.
Light charcoal grill
When the charcoal is fully lit put hamburger patties on grill.
Cook each side for 10-12 minutes until  to your likeness. Do not burn.
When  Hamburger meat  is cooked , toast hamburger buns.
Compile hamburger as follows:
Place cooked Hamburger meat on toasted bun. Add onion ring, tomatoes and lettuce. Add one to two slices of avocadoes.


Peal the two plantains.
Cut in round pieces about 1/2 inch thick.
Heat the oil in a heavy Dutch pot.
Add the plantain pieces and fry until nearly cook.

Remove and mash the plantains pieces on a cutting board.
Put the mash pieces of plantains back into heated oil and continue to cook until golden brown.
Remove from oil and place on paper towels – to absorb the excess oil.

Serve with Hamburgers!

Bon Appetite

minna-la-fortuneEDITOR’S NOTE: Minna LaFortune is a trained Caribbean caterer and also president of the  Society for the Advancement of the Caribbean Diaspora (SACD). Check out her food group on Facebook at scaribbean/

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