Cacique Burger

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      40 min

Appears in
Walkerswood Caribbean Kitchen

By Virginia Burke

Published 2001

  • About

The Cacique was the chieftain or king of the Tainos Indians. He traditionally wore an elaborate headdress. This is the king of burgers! The recipe is so delicious you will forget about the fast kind. The pineapple is optional.


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed


Place the vegetable oil in a saucepan, heat, add the onion, garlic and pepper and saute for 3 minutes.

Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and mix in the beef, herbs, eggs, sauce and breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper. Form into 10 patties and allow to rest in fridge for 30 minutes.

Grill over a hot heat for 5 minutes on each side. Meanwhile, place the pineapple slices on