" Trini" Burgers

Recipe by luvinlif2k
READY IN: 50mins




  • In a 5-quart stainless steel bowl, gently but thoroughly combine the ground beef with the Worcestershire sauce, thyme, cumin, and cayenne pepper.
  • Gently form the ground beef mixture into eight 4-ounce, 3/4-inch-thick patties.
  • Use a metal spoon to make a small indentation in the center of 4 of the beef patties.
  • Combine the onions and cheddar.
  • Divide this mixture into 4 equal portions and place a portion in each indentation.
  • Top with another patty and gently form into a burger, making sure to seal all open edges.
  • Season the burgers with salt and white pepper.
  • Cover the burgers with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.
  • Grill the burgers over a medium wood or charcoal fire.
  • Cook to the desired doneness: about 5-6 minutes on each side for rare, 6-7 minutes on each side for medium, and 9-10 minutes on each side for well-done.
  • (This burger may also be cooked on a well-seasoned flat griddle or in a large nonstick saute pan over medium-high heat. Cook for about the same amount of time as listed for grilling.) Remove the burgers from the grill.
  • Toast the buns, cut side down, on the grill or griddle or in a nonstick saute pan until golden brown, about 1 minute.
  • Spread 1/2 tablespoons.
  • mayonnaise onto each burger bun half.
  • Place 1 of the lettuce leaves on the bottom half of each bun, then top each with a burger, 2 of the tomato slices, 2 of the papaya slices, and the top half of the bun.
  • Serve immediately accompanied by"Trini Tropical Fruit Salad".