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Aloha Burgers Recipe

Aloha Burgers Recipe

I love hamburgers and pineapple, so it just seemed natural for me to combine them. My family frequently requests these unique burgers. It's a nice change of pace from the same old boring hamburger.—Joi McKim-Jones, Waikoloa, Hawaii
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 sesame seed or onion buns, split and toasted
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked


  • 1. Drain pineapple juice into a small bowl; add teriyaki sauce. Place 3 tablespoons in a resealable plastic bag. Add pineapple; toss to coat and set aside.
  • 2. Shape beef into four patties; place in an 8-in. square baking dish. Pour the remaining teriyaki sauce mixture over patties; marinate for 5-10 minutes, turning once.
  • 3. Drain and discard teriyaki marinade. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-9 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender, about 5 minutes; set aside.
  • 4. Drain and discard pineapple marinade. Place pineapple on grill or under broiler to heat through. Layer with lettuce and onion on bottom of buns. Top with burgers, cheese, pineapple and bacon. Replace tops. Yield: 4 servings.

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nastynova User ID: 5265189 230033
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2015


katie2375 User ID: 7932133 226284
Reviewed May. 13, 2015

"A lot of the flavor got cooked away. Pretty much tasted like a regular burger to me."

tony58 User ID: 5690559 9102
Reviewed May. 23, 2014

"I think this would also be good with a slice of pepper jack cheese."

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 3395
Reviewed May. 22, 2014

"These are a wonderful taste treat. I sautéed my onions in olive oil instead of the butter. I had fresh arugula on hand so used this in lieu of the lettuce. The second time I made them I used the lettuce the recipe calls for. Both are delicious."

TheDix User ID: 607421 10003
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"Hubby called this a "taste treat". To make them healthier I eliminated the cheese and bacon, cooked the onion in olive oil and used that same pan to warm the pineapple.

Excellent recipe."

diggerandcrafty User ID: 6708313 14463
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2013

"New family favorite hamburger. It was so easy to make too. Love it!!"

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 14462
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"These burgers are delicious and we will definitely have them again and again. There are several steps involved but well worth the effort. The different flavors are delicious and the pineapple sends them over the top. Definitely five stars."

rosie5075 User ID: 7315426 7561
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013

"These burgers have a lot of taste and are so different. I made them like a patty melt with sourdough bread. They were so awesome."

carriejc85 User ID: 7143906 9754
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2013

"I loved these!!! Great creation!!"

crumej User ID: 3845302 14374
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2013

"This is a great recipe for summer time. I even caramelized the onions for extra flavor. We also ate the leftover pineapple with ice cream for dessert."

eveblack427 User ID: 2115583 10135
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"substituted pepper jack cheese instead of swiss cheese. The family thought they were fabulous!!!!"

prente User ID: 6067716 8534
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"my girlfriend and I loved it! this is soooo yummy! We even tried it without the buns and it was still good :) We prepeared it like asian burger bowl :)"

prente User ID: 6067716 9098
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"it`s super yummy! :)"

EddysGal User ID: 6123819 8422
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"I have modified it once or twice. I used Onion buns rather than Sesame Seed and I used a Mesquite marinade and a Mango marinade. We love this burger."

EddysGal User ID: 6123819 7537
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"I've made this several times. We just love it."

ashleyOHiO User ID: 6057993 14372
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"What a clever combination! I made this just a few days ago and my fiance is already asking when I'll serve it again. We loved it."

jm_robertson User ID: 5692565 14433
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"I used white American cheese instead of Swiss (its what I had on hand) and my family LOVED these burgers. Lots of unique flavor. My young kids ate their whole burger!"

p.ballard User ID: 2378099 9020
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

"I didn't think there was enough flavor."

rtrock02 User ID: 1000919 8417
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2011

"Yummies! I tried this hamburger with pineapples. I LOVE IT. I don't have to pay a fortune for good foods. You can make it yourself."

mjacustoms User ID: 5586007 10130
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"As I was making these burgers I am thinking to myself is all this work really worth it for a burger. The answer is absolutely YES!!! As my daughter said there are so many flavors!!"

bonbon360 User ID: 5223719 3394
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2010

"add honey and montreal steaks seasoning to the liquid mixture and then pour about 1/3 cup in with the beef. 3 tblsp. honey and 1 tsp montreal seasoning"

littleann1 User ID: 1709381 9579
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010 Edited Feb. 16, 2017

"wow, these were good."

Summy User ID: 1386846 9753
Reviewed May. 26, 2010

"These sound absolutely delicious. I'm just scanning TOH website for some good recipes for this summer. This one sounds like a winner. I LOVE the addition of the Swiss cheese...sounds perfect with the pineapple. Thank you!"

beckiwillard User ID: 1901174 9097
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2010 Edited Feb. 16, 2017

"Great flavor. We will definately make again."

emlanning User ID: 4717583 17833
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"My husband and I really enjoyed the sweet and salty flavor combination in these burgers. This a fun twist on a classic for the grilling season."

jet5657 User ID: 1942714 17830
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2009 Edited Feb. 16, 2017

"I LOVE burgers and pineapple! This is a great recipe.

Jan in Pennsylvania"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.