Hawaiian Burger

MAKES: 8 SERVINGS
PREP: 20 MINS
GRILL: 14 MINS TO 16 MINS

 

 

 

 


Ingredients

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)


Directions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.