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Hawaiian Honey Burgers

 Hawaiian Honey Burgers
Meet the Cook: These burgers were a favorite when I was growing up. I now use them as a way to "fancy up" a barbecue without a lot of extra preparation. They keep me out of a hot kitchen yet let me serve a nice meal. Fresh fruit and corn on the cob are wonderful accompaniments. As the oldest of six children, I began cooking when I was very young. But I really started enjoying cooking 2 years
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple, drained
  • 8 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • Lettuce leaves, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over
  • mixture and mix well. Shape into eight 3/4-in.-thick patties.
  • Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot heat for 3 minutes on each side.
  • Brush with soy sauce. Continue grilling for 4-6 minutes or until
  • juices run clear, basting and turning several times.
  • During the last 4 minutes, grill the pineapple slices until browned,
  • turning once. Serve burgers and pineapple on buns with lettuce if
  • desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 452 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 762 mg sodium,

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Hawaiian Honey Burgers (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 27 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.