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Hawaiian Barbecue Bacon Burgers

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A good burger is hard to beat, but a bad burger…you know, the patties that resemble the charcoal they were cooked over; those are worse than worse. People like to get all fancy and what not, talking about grinding their own meat and which cuts to grind, the right meat to fat ratio, the best way to cook the meat and on and on. I can get down with that, but with weeknight meals, I think it’s completely possible to turn out a flavorful, tender, credible burger with a hunk of 80/20 ground chuck and a couple things you’ve got in the fridge.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 4 oz bacon, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c barbecue sauce (something tangy, not too sweet)*
  • s&p
  • 1/2 pineapple, cored & sliced


In a large bowl, combine beef, BBQ sauce and bacon. Mix together with your hands, making sure the bacon is evenly¬†distributed–as it has a tendency to clump together.

Heat a grill, grill pan or cast iron skillet to medium high heat and while the cooking contraption of your choice is heating up, form the meat mixture into patties. I made six. Sprinkle some salt & pepper on the tops and bottoms of the burgers.

Grill the burgers until done to your likeness.

Toss the pineapple on the grill and let it char up on both sides.

Serve with extra BBQ sauce for drizzlin’ or dippin’.

*Unless I’ve got company coming over, I use already made, store bought barbeque sauce. Granted, I don’t just pick up KC Masterpiece, my current favorite is only found locally (Newton Farm’s Hog Wild), but uses ingredients I, myself, would put into a BBQ sauce, so I’m perfectly okay with it.

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    Melissa Daams
    April 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I have that same grill pan at home – i just picked it up from Ikea last week for 10 euros… great buy… i’ve been indoor grilling different kinds of burgers the last two weeks – these look super easy to put together… i’ll try ’em!

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    April 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I did something similar to this, but oven baked the bacon first to eliminate some fat. Came out fantastic!

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    April 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Made this for dinner tonight. Thanks for the quick, easy idea for a middle-of-the-week dinner. :)

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    April 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Thanks for this recipe! I love seeing quick during the week style meals.

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    April 24, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Delicious!!! We made these last night – and they HIT THE SPOT!!!

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    April 26, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Awesome!! These were so easy and so delicious. And they passed the toddler test! Delicious combination of the beef, bacon and sweet pineapple. The hubs was highly impressed too! I’ll be featuring these tomorrow. :)

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    June 2, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    We made these tonight (minus the pineapple) and they were great! Will definitely make them again. Hopefully next time the pineapple won’t croak on the counter before I get a chance to use it.

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    July 1, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Super easy way to dress up a standard. I used turkey meat because it needed to be used. Worked great. Can’t wait to try beef next time. Thanks for sharing!

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    Kyla McAdams
    October 2, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Super easy, and super yummy! Placed mine on a bed of raw spinach with avocado and served with sweet potato fries. Super winning

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    October 19, 2012 at 3:57 am

    The pineapples simply complement the taste of the meat. The image here makes me drool! My patties weren’t this beautiful haha, but they tasted awesome.

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    April 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm


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    April 29, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I tried these tonight, with a few modifications. I left the bacon out of the burger and fried it separately. I grilled the burgers and pineapple outside on the charcoal grill, while inside I caramelized some onions in a pan. I put the burger on the plate, then spread some more BBQ sauce on, then added the pineapple ring, a pile of caramelized onion, and then a sprinkle of crumbled bacon. Best. Burger. Ever.

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    November 12, 2013 at 11:20 am

    What type of BBQ sauce are you using? I want to make these but don’t know what sauce to buy…thanks!!

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