Yummy Hawaiian Hamburger.
Pictures Of The Process
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.
So What Do You Think?
- 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
- 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.
- Pour pressed pinapple into a large mixing bowl and add ground beef, Adobo, bacon pieces, and mustard.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
|Serving size: 5OZ|
|Calories from Fat||1269|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 141 g||217%|
|Saturated fat 8 g||40%|
|Unsaturated fat 3 g|
|Carbohydrates 36 g||12%|
|Sugar 8 g|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 32 g||64%|
|Cholesterol 120 mg||40%|
|* 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.|