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Hawaiian Honey Burgers

Meet the Cook: These burgers were a favorite when I was growing up. I now use them as a way to "fancy up" a barbecue without a lot of extra preparation. They keep me out of a hot kitchen yet let me serve a nice meal. Fresh fruit and corn on the cob are wonderful accompaniments. As the oldest of six children, I began cooking when I was very young. But I really started enjoying cooking 2 years ago when I married a very appreciative husband. He inspires me! -Sheryl Creech, Lancaster, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple, drained
  • 8 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • Lettuce leaves, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight 3/4-in.-thick patties.
  • Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot heat for 3 minutes on each side. Brush with soy sauce. Continue grilling for 4-6 minutes or until juices run clear, basting and turning several times.
  • During the last 4 minutes, grill the pineapple slices until browned, turning once. Serve burgers and pineapple on buns with lettuce if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 452 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 762mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • krysfielder
    Jun 26, 2017

    I love these! The kids are weirded out by pineapple on a burger so they just ate theirs with cheese, but still liked the burger. They turned out moist and delicious.

  • darlyn29
    Sep 13, 2016

    Very good and juicy but I couldn't taste much honey, I will add more next time!

  • aug2295
    Aug 6, 2016

    Unreal how good these are!!! Didn't even need ketchup.

  • crystal24
    Nov 22, 2014

    Been making these for years, decided to rate them so others would know how amazing they are. I cook them on the George Forman grill, and they turn out great. Definitely not your average burger, these are full of flavor!

  • hamhock32
    Sep 23, 2014

    My family devoured these!

  • pessiyerez
    Feb 19, 2013

    Phenomenal!!! By far one of the best burger I have had in a very long time!!!

  • karen8666
    Nov 2, 2012

    Our family love these burgers.

  • senzascusa
    Apr 18, 2011

    So glad I found these! My recipe box is in another country and I missed this one! These a so different but just as hearty as any burger. can't wait to make 'em again!

  • psb083079
    May 27, 2009

    I am definitelt going to try these! Will let you know the results.

  • aemiller
    May 3, 2009

    I eliminated the paprika and the curry powder, and replaced the soy sauce with teriyaki sauce to fit my family's tastes. This was awesome. My family loved this recipe, we will definitely be making this again.