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Mini Hawaiian Burgers Recipe
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Mini Hawaiian Burgers Recipe

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These are great burgers for a luau or any backyard gathering! I came up with this while trying to find something new that my husband would enjoy. He had no idea they were turkey burgers, and now he asks for them all the time! —Kathleen Manasian, Whitmore Lake, MI
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 pound uncooked chorizo or bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 12 Hawaiian sweet rolls, split
  • 6 lettuce leaves, cut in half
  • 12 slices tomato

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 277 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 625 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup juice. In a large bowl, combine pineapple, green onion, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Add turkey and chorizo; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into twelve 1/2-in.-thick patties.
  2. Place on a broiler pan. Broil burgers 4 in. from heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix ketchup and reserved pineapple juice. Serve burgers on rolls with lettuce, tomato and ketchup mixture. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Mini Hawaiian Burgers in Simple & Delicious June/July 2013, p50

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"We Used Beef Instead Of Turkey And Used Tomato Sause Instead Of Ketchup And Used A Different Seasoning But They Were THE BOMB!!!"

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"Delicious! I'll be making this one again, for sure. I used spicy pork sausage instead of chorizo, and I made the burgers ~1/4lb instead of minis. King's Hawaiian makes sweet bread hamburger buns, and they were perfect with the larger burgers.

However, unless you are serving these with fries, I'd recommend making about half the amount of ketchup mixture if you don't want extra - each burger only required about 1 Tbsp of sauce (less than that for minis), and I wound up with a lot of extra ketchup mixture the first time I prepared this recipe."

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2013

"This has become a family favorite. For our tastes, I reduced the amount of chorizo to about 1/4 lb."

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