These spicy Hawaiian burgers check all the boxes: delicious, nutritious, filling, juicy, slightly sweet and spicy, all thanks to perfectly seasoned ground beef patties, my favorite Hawaiian hamburger sauce, a pineapple relish, and chipotle mayo!
1cuppineapple finely diced and well drained of excess juices
1/4 onionfinely diced
4bacon stripscooked til near-crisp
1cuphawaiian bbq saucesee below for recipe
Hawaiian Hamburger Sauce
1/2teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
Stir together pineapple, jalapenos, onions, and cilantro. Set aside.
Prepare the Sauces
Stir together mayo and adobo sauce. Set aside.
In a small sauce pan combine teriyaki sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cook for five minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Prepare the Hamburgers
Divide Ground Beef into four equal sections. Shape into 5-inch patties. Season with garlic powder, chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat a grill, then grill patties for 5-7 minutes on each side until they reach 160 degrees F as measured by a meat thermometer. Transfer burger patties to a platter and immediately top each with a slice of pepper jack cheese. Allow to melt for 1-2 minutes.
Assemble burgers by spreading chipotle mayo on the bottom half of the bun. Top with grilled burger patty, bacon, pineapple relish, bbq sauce, and top half of bun. Serve immediately.
For the buns: I love to use brioche (pictured) or sweet Hawaiian hamburger buns for this recipe.