MAKES: 8 SERVINGS
PREP: 20 MINS
GRILL: 14 MINS TO 16 MINS
2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup crumbled blue cheese (4 ounces)
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup diced ham
1 2.8 ounce package cooked bacon pieces
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
8 slices sharp cheddar cheese
8 hamburger buns or plain bagel thins
Leaf lettuce (optional)
2 medium tomatoes, sliced (optional)
1 medium sweet onion, sliced (optional)
- In a very large bowl combine beef, blue cheese, onion, pineapple, ham, bacon pieces, pepper, and garlic powder; mix well. Shape meat mixture into eight 1-inch-thick patties.
- For a charcoal grill, place patties on the grill rack directly over medium coals. Grill, covered, for 12 to 14 minutes or until done (160 degrees F to 165 degrees F), turning once halfway through grilling. Top burgers with cheddar cheese. Continue to grill, covered, for 2 minutes more or until cheese is melted. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place patties on grill rack over heat. Cover; grill as directed.) Serve burgers on buns. If desired, top with lettuce, tomato, and onion.
Nutrition Facts (Hawaiian Burger)
Per serving: 596 kcal , 32 g fat (15 g sat. fat , 1 g polyunsaturated fat , 8 g monounsaturated fat ), 137 mg chol. , 951 mg sodium , 27 g carb. , 2 g fiber , 6 g sugar , 46 g pro.