Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Aloha Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Broccoli Slaw

Hello everyone! I am finally feeling better today (recovering from the Flu) & am ready for the warmer weather that should be just around the corner. Mother Nature might still be showing us a cold shoulder, but let's have a tropical treat anyway. 

The secret to the amazing taste of these burgers is the sauce, so slather it on! It also makes a good dipping sauce for chicken nuggets, or french fries, etc., so feel free to keep the recipe handy.

The Broccoli Slaw is a sweet surprise! It compliments the burgers well, yet has a flavor that you might not be expecting. It is refreshingly sweet, crisp and delightful! 

Printable Recipe
  • 1 can Pinapple Rings (10 slices), reserve the juice
  • 1 - 8 count package Hamburger Buns

Aloha Burgers:
  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 1/4 Red Onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Pineapple Juice (reserved from rings) 
Aloha Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup Ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons A-1 Steak Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Pineapple Juice (reserved from rings)
Broccoli Slaw:
  • 1 1/2 cup (pre-bagged) Broccoli Slaw
  • 1/4 Red Apple, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Raisins
  • 3 Pineapple Rings, cut into tidbits
  • 2 tablespoons Pineapple Juice (reserved from rings)
  • 3 tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Walnut Pieces, for topping

First, we need to make the Aloha Sauce. Mix all of the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl, until you no longer feel the grittiness of the brown sugar. Then, let it sit until ready to use. 
Next, mix together the ingredients for the Broccoli Slaw, except for the walnuts, in a medium bowl. Put a lid on the bowl and place it in the fridge to chill while you make the rest.
Now, let's make the Aloha Burgers. In a medium bowl, mix together the burger ingredients. Make sure it is incorporated well, but try not to over mix. Form your burgers by making approximately 6-7,  3 inch balls with the mixture. Then, flatten each one by hand and mold the edges so they are as smooth as possible. Lay the patty on a flat surface and press your fingers into to center and make an indentation. This will keep your burgers nice and flat when they cook. Grill them on medium-high heat for 6-10 minutes per side, or until they are no longer pink in the middle. Baste the burgers with the sauce and cook for a minute longer, until the sauce is cooked to your liking. Add the remaining 7 pineapple rings to the grill when you flip the burgers. Flip the pineapple half way through the cooking of the second side of the burgers, so that they come off the grill at the same time. You're not really trying to cook the pineapple. You just want those pretty grill marks. 

Remove from the grill, and let the burgers rest for a few minutes before serving. Place a patty on a bun. Add a bit more sauce, and a pineapple ring. Serve with the Broccoli Slaw, topped with walnut pieces, and you have a complete meal. 

Simple and delicious.

I hope you family enjoys this little taste of the tropics as much as mine did.  


  1. Where was my invite?! ;) My family would love this - and I can't wait to break out the grill in AZ and try this :) Pinned to my sandwich board!

    1. LOL - You know you guys are welcome anytime! Give me a call if you're ever in the neighborhood & we'll make it happen! :o)


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