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Pineapple-Stuffed Burgers Recipe

Pineapple-Stuffed Burgers Recipe

"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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 454 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 892 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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