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Aloha Burgers with Island Jerk Pineapple.

These are a summer cookout burger for sure. 
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Burgers
Calories: 758kcal

Ingredients

Island Jerk Pineapple

Island Teriyaki Sauce

Burgers

  • 2 pounds ground beef turkey or chicken
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • pinch of pepper
  • 6 slices pepper jack or swiss cheese
  • 8-12 slices fried bacon
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 2 jalapeños sliced
  • 6 burger buns

Instructions

Island Jerk Pineapple

  • Add the pineapple rounds to a ziplock bag. Now add the brown sugar, coconut rum, spicy curry powder, ginger, chili powder, cayenne and cinnamon. Seal the bag and shake to coat. Place in the fridge for 1 hour or up to 12 hours. Meanwhile work on the rest of the meal.

Island Teriyaki Sauce

  • Combine the cold water and cornstarch in a small bowl, whisking until smooth.
  • In a medium sauce pot combine the pineapple juice, soy sauce, sweet rice wine, brown sugar, garlic and ginger. Bring to a boil over medium heat, add the cornstarch mixture and bring the sauce back a boil. Boil 1 minute, then reduce the heat and simmer 5 minutes or until thickened slightly. The longer you let it cook, the thicker it will become.

Burgers

  • Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
  • In a bowl combine the beef (turkey or chicken), soy sauce, pineapple juice, pinch of cayenne and a pinch of pepper. Mix until just combined and then divide the meat into 6 equal patties.
  • Grill the burgers for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare or longer if you prefer. During the last minute of cooking add the cheese. At the same time grill the pineapple for 4-5 minutes per side or until caramelized.

To Assemble

  • Place a burger on the bottom buns. Top with a pineapple slice and drizzle on the island teriyaki sauce. Add the avocado slices, bacon and jalapeños. Add the top bun and EAT!

Nutrition

Calories: 758kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 818mg | Potassium: 1038mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 86.1mg | Calcium: 379mg | Iron: 6.4mg