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Aloha Burgers

 Aloha Burgers
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 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 bacon strips, cooked

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Drain and discard pineapple marinade. Place pineapple on grill or

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Directions (continued)

  • 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.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.