Pineapple-Stuffed Burgers Recipe
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Pineapple-Stuffed Burgers Recipe

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"I really enjoy making these special burgers with a surprise inside," writes Ann Couch of Halifax, North Carolina. The homemade sauce, with brown sugar, mustard and ketchup, makes these tropical grilled sandwiches even better.
Featured In: Stuffed Burgers
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 slices unsweetened pineapple
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 hamburger buns, split
  • 2 lettuce leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 454 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 892mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, ketchup and mustard. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, shape beef into four patties. Place pineapple slices on two patties; top with remaining patties. Seal edges; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium-hot heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 7-9 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Serve on buns with sauce and lettuce. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple-Stuffed Burgers in Cooking for 2 Summer 2005, p 31

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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MrsOwens User ID: 7095603 63096
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

"While this is good and simple, I do agree that it would have tasted the same had the pineapple been on the outside. I did make this again with the following changes:1) grilled the pineapple for 1-2 mins each side, until nice char marks appear.2) when making patties, I used salt, pepper, and garlic on the inside with a light brushing of sauce.3) when burgers are fresh off the grill, I brushed with a little more of the sauce.Tasted great!"

emilys1006 User ID: 3681778 124776
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

"The sauce adds a great taste to these burgers, but I wasn't impressed with the "stuffed" would have tasted the same and been easier to just top the burgers with grilled pineapple."

suzhamiltonn User ID: 4318640 128958
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"This recipe was great! I put the sauce on the burgers while grilling. YUMMY"

suzhamiltonn User ID: 4318640 143446
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"This recipe was great! I put the sauce on the burgers while grilling. YUMMY"

suzhamiltonn User ID: 4318640 75974
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"This recipe was great! I put the sauce on the burgers while grilling. YUMMY"

jnjrok User ID: 1992251 129154
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"Came across this same recipe a couple of weeks ago in my 1970's Betty Crocker cook book. It makes a very tasty burger."

bettywit User ID: 1720194 142730
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"very juicy,great flavor"

Linda LK User ID: 3327704 94090
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2008

"I was just watching "Build A Better Burger Challenge" on foodnetwork and one of the contestants had a pineapple jerk burger, but I can't find the recipe through food network. Your recipe sounds great and I especially like the 2 serving idea since I live alone. I will definitely try this burger and give you a rating...Sounds like it will be fast & easy as well."

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