Hawaiian Burgers

We love fruit on warm evenings for desserts or dinner.  Now that it is so hot and we are grilling anyways why not use some of the delicious fruit we have on hand and grill it for dinner. We had a perfectly ripe pineapple to use up so we decided to make Hawaiian Burgers with grilled pineapple on them.


My family thought I was crazy for doing this. They love grilled pineapple but when I mentioned it on a burger with barbecue sauce they gave me the side eye. Then I made it for them. They loved it! The pineapple was juicy and the barbecue sauce I chose was slightly spicy which made this perfect combination with the sharp cheddar cheese.

I served this with macaroni salad, beans, and corn on the cob.

Hawaiian Burgers

A fun tasty way to amp up your burgers.


  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 whole pineapple, cut and cored into slices
  • your favorite barbecue sauce
  • sharp cheddar cheese – 8 slices
  • 8 hamburger rolls


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Mix together ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, milk, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic until well blended. Form into 8 patties about 1/2″ thickness.
  3. Oil the grates of the grill. Grill patties and pineapple until there are char marks on the pineapple and about 5 minutes per side for the hamburgers or until cooked through.
  4. Serve hamburgers on a roll with cheddar cheese and pineapple on top. Drizzle barbecue sauce over the top and serve warm.


10 Comments Add yours

  1. MAP195 says:

    nice share

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Katherine says:

    I love grilling and smoking all kinds of fruits and vegetables for meals. Both my girls love it (11 & 17). Next time try slicing a red onion and grilling it with the pineapple. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I love this even though I don’t eat meat! Sent from your blogger friend who actually lives in Hawaii!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. syl65 says:

    This looks and sounds inviting.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!


      1. syl65 says:

        You’re welcome, Marci!

        Liked by 1 person

  5. MMMMM! My mouth is watering,

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

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