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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

Ingredients

  • 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 bacon strips, cooked

Directions

  • 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.

Reviews for Aloha Burgers

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nastynova 230033
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2015

"gh"

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katie2375 226284
Reviewed May. 13, 2015

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

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tony58 9102
Reviewed May. 23, 2014

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

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ebramkamp 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."

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TheDix 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."

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TheDix 14464
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"My husband called these a taste treat. For our health's sake I eliminated the cheese and bacon. I cooked the onion in olive oil, used the same frypan to warm the pineapple. It was excellent."

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MarineMom_texas 4990
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"These burgers are absolutely wonderful. I wasn't sure about the pineapple slice but, believe me, it makes this burger. This recipe will be a regular at our house."

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MarineMom_texas 17835
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"This is a wonderful recipe. Lots of good flavors going on. There are several steps but well worth the time. I highly recommend these burgers."

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diggerandcrafty 14463
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2013

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

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MarineMom_texas 8463
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2013

"These burgers were excellent and we will definitely have them again. There are several steps to make them but well worth the effort.

I highly recommend this recipe."

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MarineMom_texas 10138
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2013

"These are great burgers. There are a couple steps to make them but well worth it. This recipe is a definite keeper."

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MarineMom_texas 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."

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MarineMom_texas 9100
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"These burgers are exceptionally good. There are a few steps in making the burgers but it is well worth it. I used a sharp white Cheddar instead of the Swiss and it was excellent. I highly recommend these burgers. Here is a link to my review and photos.

http://community.tasteofhome.com/community_forums/f/29/p/884065/7632295.aspx#7632295"

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MarineMom_texas 7563
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"These burgers are exceptionally good. There are a few steps but well worth it. I followed the recipe except I used sharp white cheddar instead of Swiss cheese and it was excellent. I highly recommend these burgers. Here is a link to my review and photos: http://community.tasteofhome.com/community_forums/f/29/p/884065/7632295.aspx#7632295"

MY REVIEW
rosie5075 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."

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carriejc85 9754
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2013

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

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crumej 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."

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eveblack427 10135
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

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

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prente 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 :)"

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prente 9098
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"it`s super yummy! :)"

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EddysGal 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."

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EddysGal 7537
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

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

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ashleyOHiO 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."

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jm_robertson 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!"

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p.ballard 9020
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

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

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rtrock02 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."

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mjacustoms 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!!"

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bonbon360 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"

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littleann1 9579
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"wow, these were good. Cept' next"

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Summy 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!"

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beckiwillard 9097
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2010

"Great flavor. We will definately make again."

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emlanning 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."

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jet5657 17830
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2009

"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.