Just because you're not in Hawaii doesn't mean you can't dream of a tropical vacation by grilling this Hawaiian burger from Islands Restaurant. It's loaded with grilled pineapple rings and teriyaki sauce, so try not to sigh aloha while making this burger.
- 2 pineapple rings
1 (6-ounce) hamburger patty
Burger seasoning of your choice
1 slice Swiss cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 lettuce leaf
1 slice white onion
1 slice tomato
1 ounce teriyaki sauce
- Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Like a sunny day at the beach, you want things nice and hot. Get the grill sizzling and well-seasoned with a light brush of cooking oil before you start. Grill freshly cut pineapple rings for 5 minutes per side.
- Cook the hamburger patty on a hot grill. Apply three shakes of burger seasoning onto the burger while on the grill since your favorite spices are most easily absorbed while cooking. Grill the burger for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, or until the juices begin to pool on the top of the patty. Never press down on the burger to keep it nice and juicy. Flip, and add Swiss cheese to achieve the perfect melt. Continue cooking for another 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Top the cheeseburger with grilled pineapple rings.
- Meanwhile, toast the bun on the oiled grill for 2-3 minutes. A well-toasted bun gives flavor and texture and helps the burger hold up to the condiments.
- Remove the bun from the grill, and spread the mayonnaise on the bottom bun. Spread it from coast to coast to ensure you have an even layer (about the thickness of a dime). Layer the shredded lettuce, onion, and tomato on the bottom bun. Place the hamburger patty with Swiss cheese on next — the build is very important to achieve the best mix of flavors. Top with the teriyaki sauce and the top bun.
- Main Dishes, Beef
- 1 burger
- Total Time
- 14 minutes, 59 seconds