Aloha Burgers

Published Date: May 10, 2022

Aloha Burgers are guaranteed to be the biggest hit of the summer! If you’re looking for a nice change of pace for your burgers, pineapple burgers are where it’s at. This juicy burger recipe topped with a grilled pineapple ring will make you forget that anything else matters in the world.

When it comes to Hawaiian burgers, you’re not going to top this! Happy grilling – you’re about to be in flavor town heaven!

Aloha Burgers

Who thought that putting tropical fruit on top of ground meat would be an instant hit? This unique Hawaiian pineapple burger recipe is one of those new recipes that you’re not going to be able to stop thinking about.

Toast the bottom of buns, add some sweet onions and lettuce leaves on top, and get ready to sink your teeth into some of the best burger patties ever.

You can even make these low-carb by using lettuce wraps instead of a sweet Hawaiian bun. Options are great – I’m all for multiple ways and ideas to eat something this good!

Try some of my other dinner recipes

If you love using your outdoor grill or stovetop to make burgers, you’re also going to love these recipes: Blackstone Smash Burgers, Hawaiian BBQ, Delicious Huli Huli Chicken

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • You can add a spicy kick of flavor to your own burger if you’d like!
  • The pineapple slices are the perfect balance of sweetness.
  • You can place patties on the grill and let it do all the hard work!

Ingredients for the Aloha Gourmet Burgers

  • Pineapples
  • Hawaiian bbq sauce
  • Ground beef
  • Tomato
  • Romaine lettuce leaves
  • Brioche Buns 
  • Butter
  • Swiss cheese
  • Bacon strips

Hawaiian BBQ Sauce:

  • BBQ Sauce
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Soy Sauce
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sesame oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground ginger

*see recipe card for detailed measurements

KITCHEN SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED

  • Tongs
  • Spatula

How to make this Hawaiin Burger Recipe

Step One: Drain pineapple juice into a small bowl. Make sure to set the pineapple slice aside. Mix the juice with the BBQ sauce, and add in the soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic powder, and ground ginger until combined well.

Step Two: Put the ground beef in a bowl and add 1 cup of the sauce that you just made.

Step Three: Use your hands to combine the mixture. Make the mixture into four patties

Step Four: Put the burgers onto the hot BBQ grill and then add some extra sauce on top with a brush. Grill the burgers over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes. Flip and add sauce. Close the grill lid and cook for another 6-8 minutes. The internal temperature should be 160 degrees to be considered done.

Step Five: Add the melted butter to the bun and put the buns on the grill. Put the sliced pineapples on the grill as well. Put the cheese on top of the burger and let it melt.

Step Six: Remove from the grill and assemble the burgers. The best order is to have the bun on the bottom, followed by lettuce, a slice of tomato, burger, crispy bacon, grilled pineapple, and then the top of the bun.

STORAGE NOTES

To store leftover cooked burgers, place them in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge. They will stay good for 2-3 days. You can also add cooked burgers to the freezer.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND VARIATIONS

Want to cut down on a bit of the fat content? Use turkey bacon instead of pork!

Love spicy burgers? Your burger with pineapple on top would taste so good with some cayenne pepper mixed in!

One simple trick that I’ve learned is that grilled bell peppers taste a lot like sliced tomatoes! This is a really delicious and fun substitute that everyone will love. (or you can add it in and have even more veggies on your burger!)

If you’re wanting to make this Hawaiian flavor with a different type of meat, you can substitute it with chicken breast! So good!

What cheese works best for Hawaiin burgers?

I’m a huge fan of swiss cheese, but you can really use any type of cheese that you want. Whatever you think pairs best with the pineapple rings and the bbq sauce!

How do I know when the burgers are done cooking?

Using a meat thermometer is the best bet! The internal temperature of the burgers should be at least 160 degrees. Once you see that on the thermometer, it’s time to pull them off the grill.

What side dishes pair with this Aloha Burger recipe?

I’m all about fries, a side salad, some fried rice, or even some simple steamed veggies. Since the burger has such an amazing flavor, I like to let it be the star of the dinner show!

If you’ve made this recipe or any other recipe on my site, let me know in the comment section how they turned out. We love hearing from you! You can also follow along with me on FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM to see more colorful recipes!

Aloha burger with brioche bun, grilled pineapple, teriyaki bbq sauce, tomatoes and lettuce.

Aloha Burgers

This simple aloha burger recipe is flavorful, delicious, and so good!!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Aloha Burgers
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 1214kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 pineapple rings sliced and save juice
  • 2 cups bbq sauce half set aside for basting & half for burger mixture (this is for the hawaiian BBQ sauce recipe listed below)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 4 Brioche buns
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 bacon strips cooked and broken in half

Hawaiian BBQ sauce ingredients:

  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger

Instructions

  • Drain pineapple juice into a small bowl. Make sure to set the pineapple slice aside. Mix the juice with the BBQ sauce, and add in the soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic powder, and ground ginger until combined well.
  • Put the ground beef in a bowl and add 1 cup of the sauce that you just made. Use your hands to combine the mixture. Make the mixture into four patties.
  • Put the burgers onto the hot BBQ grill and then add some extra sauce on top with a brush.
  • Grill the burgers over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes. Flip and add sauce. Close the grill lid and cook for another 6-8 minutes. The internal temperature should be 160 degrees to be considered done.
  • Add the melted butter to the bun and put the buns on the grill. Put the sliced pineapples on the grill as well.
  • Put the cheese on top of the burger and let it melt.
  • Remove from the grill and assemble the burgers. The best order is to have the bun on the bottom, followed by lettuce, slice of tomato, burger, crispy bacon, grilled pineapple, and then the top of the bun.

Notes

Storage: To store leftover cooked burgers, place them in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge. They will stay good for 2-3 days. You can also add cooked burgers to the freezer.

Nutrition

Calories: 1214kcal | Carbohydrates: 122g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 255mg | Sodium: 4257mg | Potassium: 799mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 70g | Vitamin A: 3608IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 4mg
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