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Pineapple-Stuffed Burgers

 Pineapple-Stuffed Burgers
"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.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, ketchup and mustard.
  • Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, shape beef into four patties. Place pineapple slices on
  • two patties; top with remaining patties. Seal edges; sprinkle with
  • salt and pepper.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 burger equals 454 calories,

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Pineapple-Stuffed Burgers (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 892 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.