Pineapple Bacon Burgers were a new treat for our family tonight. My husband has been dying to try them but I couldn’t possibly see how pineapple could work with burger. I couldn’t even imagine how pineapple would taste with bacon though I see that combination frequently on pizza etc…
So off to the market I went to purchase ingredients to make this all happen.
Just in case we didn’t like it, he made one without pineapple or bacon. But, that lonely burger still remained after dinner because we dove right in to the “new” burgers and they were delicious.
Our first dilemma was – since we didn’t know if we would like it or what it would taste like – what condiments will work well with it? I opted for mayonnaise and ketchup, my daughter had no condiments and my husband loaded up on other condiments. On my burger I also added lettuce but I skipped the tomato because I couldn’t imagine a tomato and pineapple together but I also could barely fit the burger, pineapple and bun into my mouth. One more layer was going to seriously complicate matters.
This is truly the most exciting burger I have ever tasted. I may have to make them this way forever forward! The boring campground grill will now have a whole new life. I suppose someone could add cheese to it but I would much rather have the pineapple and no cheese.
And now you are dying to know – the recipe!
- 2 pounds lean ground beef (I use 90/10)
- 1 can sliced pineapples
- 1 package of bacon (I use thick cut)
- ⅛-1/4 cup barbecue sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mix the barbecue sauce, salt/pepper and lean ground beef together then form into patties.
- Lay one pineapple slice on top of each patty.
- Wrap bacon around each patty with the ends touching on top of the pineapple.
- Bake until burgers are done.