Cooking Queerly with Chef Jonil

Join us as Chef Jonil Casado from Flavors of your Palate demonstrates how to make a Caribbean Burger.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
6:00p – 7:00p

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Join us as Chef Jonil Casado from Flavors of your Palate demonstrates how to make a Caribbean Burger. We’ll tell you what you need, and show you the steps to take to make and present this delicious dish.

Get the ingredients below, and prep your plate.  On Saturday night, join us as we walk you through the steps, and answer your questions live.

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Caribbean Burger Recipe


For the Caribbean sauce:

  • 1/2 cup of ketchup
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup of of orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

For the bean patty (Meatless option) 

  • 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 onion, cut into wedges
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

For the meat patty

  • 1 large onion
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 pounds of ground beef

Ingredients to assemble the burger 

  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion cut into rings
  • 2 large tomatoes cut into slices
  • 2 cups of shredded cabbage
  • 6 hamburgers buns


How to make the Caribbean sauce

Mix the ketchup, mayonnaise, orange juice and Worcestershire sauce. Set aside (keep chilled)

How to make the meat patties

Pulse onion, garlic, bell pepper, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce in a food processor until you obtain a coarse paste.
Mix the seasoning paste with the meat. Divide meat into 6 portions and form 6 patties (round for hamburger bun)

How to make the bean patties 

If grilling, preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil. If baking, preheat oven to 375 degrees F and lightly oil a baking sheet.

  • In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork until thick and pasty.
  • In a food processor, finely chop bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Then stir into mashed beans.
  • In a small bowl, stir together egg and salt .
  • Stir the egg mixture into the mashed beans.
  • Mix in bread crumbs until the mixture is sticky and holds together.
  • Divide mixture into 6 round patties.

Ready to assemble your Caribbean burger??

  • Brush a stove-top grill or pan with some of the oil and heat over high heat. Grill the patties, rotating until they are cooked through. Reserve.
  • Reapply oil to the grill, and grill onions and tomatoes.
  • Reapply some oil to the grill and warm up the bread.
  • Mix the cabbage with half the sauce made in step 1. Turn down the heat to medium and briefly cook the cabbage. Heating the cabbage is an optional step.
  • Put meat/bean patty, onions, tomatoes and cabbage between the buns, garnish with the remaining sauce.

Who is Chef Jonil:

Jonil Casado (He/Him/His/El) has over 18 years of experience in the social services field and the culinary industry. He is the Chef-Owner of Flavors of your Palate, LLC. FoyP is an LGBTBE Certified business that offers personal chef and catering services. He is well known in New England for hosting dining pop ups combined with awareness and educational events. Chef Jonil earned his master’s degree from the College of Public and Community Service at the University of Massachusetts Boston.