Yummy Hawaiian Hamburger.

Pictures Of The Process

I opened the can before I took the picture.  Yes it is upside down.  You actually only need a half can or an 8 oz can for this recipe unless you prefer to have the crushed pineapple on the burger instead of the pineapple ring.
I opened the can before I took the picture. Yes it is upside down. You actually only need a half can or an 8 oz can for this recipe unless you prefer to have the crushed pineapple on the burger instead of the pineapple ring.
Press the juice from the shredded pineapple before adding it to the ground beef.  I had to use a glass and a strainer.
Press the juice from the shredded pineapple before adding it to the ground beef. I had to use a glass and a strainer.
I used precooked real bacon bits instead of frying fresh bacon, I only used about half of the bag.
I used precooked real bacon bits instead of frying fresh bacon, I only used about half of the bag.
I used Adobo made by GOYA, It has salt, pepper, garlic, and tumeric, I used 1.5 tsp of this product.
I used Adobo made by GOYA, It has salt, pepper, garlic, and tumeric, I used 1.5 tsp of this product.
This is a picture of the mixture of ground beef, spices, bacon, and pineapple after being hand squeezed and mixed together before forming the patties.
This is a picture of the mixture of ground beef, spices, bacon, and pineapple after being hand squeezed and mixed together before forming the patties.
These are the size of the patties precooked in an 18 inch heavy frying pan.
These are the size of the patties precooked in an 18 inch heavy frying pan.
I had to use a smaller pan for the other two, this particular recipe produces six hamburgers at about 1/3 of a pound precooked weight.
I had to use a smaller pan for the other two, this particular recipe produces six hamburgers at about 1/3 of a pound precooked weight.
I also used a sweet hawaiian storebought bun, but any bun will work, onion rolls are tasty too.
I also used a sweet hawaiian storebought bun, but any bun will work, onion rolls are tasty too.
Nutrition information from the bun package.
Nutrition information from the bun package.
Nutrition information from the bacon pieces package.
Nutrition information from the bacon pieces package.
Cook on one side until the edges are starting to brown, about 8 minutes on medium heat.  Turning a hamburger or any meat too much dries out the meat.  These burgers were only turned once while cooking.
Cook on one side until the edges are starting to brown, about 8 minutes on medium heat. Turning a hamburger or any meat too much dries out the meat. These burgers were only turned once while cooking.
My wife like hers a bit singed, this recipe is great on the grill too.
My wife like hers a bit singed, this recipe is great on the grill too.
Finished product, This is how I serve these burgers, 2 slices of swiss chease, a pineapple ring and some mustard, but you can add anything you want to them.
Finished product, This is how I serve these burgers, 2 slices of swiss chease, a pineapple ring and some mustard, but you can add anything you want to them.

My Gourmet Burger.

I try to mix things up when it comes to making burgers. This recipe most definitely a change from the ordinary hamburger. It is sweet and juicy and the simplicity of the ingredients and condiments complement each other perfectly. The first time I made this burger was when my wife and I were in college and we were on a limited budget. I had a midnight cheeseburger craving and we were broke. My wife told me to scrounge around the kitchen to see what we had to make a hamburger. After digging around, I found a half pound of ground beef, some left over bacon, three pieces of Swiss cheese, and some left over crushed pineapple. On that particular night, the only condiment to be found in our house was several bottles of yellow mustard. My original version was simple, fried beef with salt and pepper, topped with bacon and melted Swiss cheese in the pan. The burgers were garnished mustard and crushed pineapple on the bun. Since then I have fine tuned that burger into my very own gourmet burger using most of the same ingredients, but using them differently by adding some of them to the beef to accent the flavor of the beef and help keep it juicy.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 16 min
Ready in: 26 min
Yields: Six 1/3 pound hamburgers.

Ingredients

  • 1-1.5LBS Lean Ground Beef, I buy a half cow at a time, it is 97% lean.
  • 8 oz Crushed Pineapple
  • 12-16 oz Pineapple Rings, You can omit this if you prefer to use the crushed pineapple instead.
  • 6 to 12 slices Swiss Cheese, I use 2 slices, but 1 will do.
  • 2 oz Bacon, I use Salad style bacon in a bag.
  • 1.5 tsp. Adobo, I sue Goya, but seasoning is a matter of personal taste.
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard, to be added as a end product condiment

Instructions

  1. Prepare crushed pinapple to be added to meat by pressing the juice from the pineapple pulp. You can use a juicer or a collander and a cup to press out the juice.
  2. Pour pressed pinapple into a large mixing bowl and add ground beef, Adobo, bacon pieces, and mustard.
  3. Knead beef mixture by hand by folding the meat onto its self and sqeezing the meat through your fingers. Do this for about two to three minutes.
  4. Form patties and place them into frying pan or what ever you are using to cook your burgers. Grilling time is about 4 to 7 minutes each side depending on the temperature of your grill. Broiling temperature is 475 degrees for 4-6 minutes each side depending on your oven. Frying is about 5 to 8 minutes each side. Cooking times are approximate and depend on variables such as thickness of each patty and the way you choose to cook your burger. Do not repeatedly turn your burgers, they will dry out turn them once.
  5. While burgers are cooking, place a piece of Swiss cheese on the bottom half of bun and drain the juice from the pineapple rings or crushed pineapple.
  6. Place patty on bun and add slice of Swiss cheese and a pineapple slice or about 2 TBSP of crushed pinapple and top with mustard.

Health Stuff

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 5OZ
Calories 435
Calories from Fat1269
% Daily Value *
Fat 141 g217%
Saturated fat 8 g40%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 36 g12%
Sugar 8 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 32 g64%
Cholesterol 120 mg40%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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mvillecat 4 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

Great Hub! Wonderful pictures with clear instructions. We love the King's bread and adding pineapple to anything would make my husband very happy. Great job!


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Traci21 4 years ago from North Carolina

I to think this would make my husband happy and also love King's bread (how can you not)! Great Hub

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