This perfect summer twist on a barbeque favorite will make you feel like you are beach side. Serve with fried yuca and a mojito for a tropical flair.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the beef, 1/2 cup coconut, cilantro, egg, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon cream of coconut, soy sauce, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt in a bowl until well mixed. Form into 4 patties, and set aside.

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  • Stir together the mayonnaise with 2 teaspoons of cream of coconut and 1 tablespoon of cilantro; set aside. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in 1 cup of coconut and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook and stir until the coconut has turned golden brown. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate.

  • Cook the burgers on the preheated grill to your desired degree of doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium-well. Spread both cut sides of the hamburger buns with the cilantro mayonnaise. Place the cooked burgers on the bottom buns, sprinkle with the toasted coconut, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

1165.8 calories; 39.3 g protein; 38.5 g carbohydrates; 182 mg cholesterol; 2014.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2008
This seemed like a very interesting combination. I like coconut flavors though so I decided to try this our on our gas grill. It actually came out REALLY good! I couldn't find any unsweetened coconut in the store so I just used the sweetened kind. And instead of using regular burger buns I got the Hawaiian rolls. I think the Hawaiian rolls made it all come together quite nice. The coconut flavor isn't overbearing at all. Its good for people that like coconut. But apparently the coconut flavor is present enough for people that don't like coconut at all to hate these burgers. But if you're a fan of coconut like me these burgers are a must-try. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2009
My fiance gave this a 4 star rating but I thought it deserved 2 1/2...way too much coconut topping. The burger was moist but I thought all of the coconut (though I love the flavor) dried it out. I thought the cilantro flavor was a bit too much and it needed more lime flavor to it (neither of us tasted it and I put the juice of 2 limes in it). Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2008
This seemed like a very interesting combination. I like coconut flavors though so I decided to try this our on our gas grill. It actually came out REALLY good! I couldn't find any unsweetened coconut in the store so I just used the sweetened kind. And instead of using regular burger buns I got the Hawaiian rolls. I think the Hawaiian rolls made it all come together quite nice. The coconut flavor isn't overbearing at all. Its good for people that like coconut. But apparently the coconut flavor is present enough for people that don't like coconut at all to hate these burgers. But if you're a fan of coconut like me these burgers are a must-try. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2008
Very different and good! I used the regular sweetened coconut since I can never find unsweetened. I thought that 1 cup of mayo for 4 burgers seemed like an awful lot so I decreased the amount to 1/2 cup and I also increased the amount of cream of coconut mixed with it for more flavor. We loved the sweet crunchy coconut topping! If you don't like coconut you won't like this recipe but if you do go for it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2010
Just a few notes: Only use the egg if using a very lean cut of meat like ground sirloin. Also I use the regular sweetened flaked coconut. Reduce the salt to your taste but don't use less than 1/2 tsp. I always use low sodium soy sauce. If you are looking for extra lime flavor try adding lime zest. I hope you enjoy the recipe! And my motto is use my recipe as a base and make it your own:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2008
Made these for dinner Tuesday night. These were absolutely the best burgers I have ever eaten! Loved them! Used sweetened coconut(couldn't find unsweetened). Added a little oatmeal to hold them together. Cooked them on the stove in a skillet instead of on the grill. Served on Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. Next time will make double and freeze extras for another time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2012
OMG these were insanely delicious!!! Thoughts: I didn't use the egg - didn't see the reason for it. Left out the salt you don't need it w/ the soy sauce being present. Drop the mayo to 1/2 cup MAX. I had 4 guys try these burgers tonight and got a soaring rate of approval even from a guy who said he didn't really like coconut. Other comments were given how flavourful they were. This is a tried and true burger for me! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2010
These burgers are AWESOME! I tried them at the media party for Allrecipes when "What's Cooking" launched and I must admit I didn't think I would like them at all....but I had one and instantly wanted another. They are amazing! I can't wait to make them myself. Cute webisode by the way.: ) I am excited for it to air!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2008
yummy! i love the crunchy sweet and salty coconut topping. I used fat free mayo for the cilanto-coconut spread. I did use the egg but I don't think it was needed. Definitely try this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2008
I had a tropical themed party and this is one of the items I made. I was worried about the salt content because of the previous review but everybody really liked the burgers and nobody complained about them being too salty (although I did use low sodium soy sauce). I loved the crunchy coconut...yum! I even used som to top pineapple ice cream later! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2011
My favorite recipe so far on Allrecipes. I love coconut so this was delicious!! I definitely recommend the hawaiian bread I made little sliders with the rolls. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2009
My fiance gave this a 4 star rating but I thought it deserved 2 1/2...way too much coconut topping. The burger was moist but I thought all of the coconut (though I love the flavor) dried it out. I thought the cilantro flavor was a bit too much and it needed more lime flavor to it (neither of us tasted it and I put the juice of 2 limes in it). Read More
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