Pineapple-Stuffed Burgers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 servings

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
"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.


  • 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 thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Serve on buns with sauce and lettuce.

Nutrition Facts

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