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Mini Hawaiian Burgers Recipe

Mini Hawaiian Burgers Recipe

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. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 Johnsonville® Hot Ground Sausage
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 12 Hawaiian sweet rolls, split
  • 6 lettuce leaves, cut in half
  • 12 slices tomato

Directions

  • 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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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