Pineapple Bacon Burgers Recipe -
Pineapple Bacon Burgers Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Pineapple Bacon Burgers

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"Seasoned hamburger and a slice of pineapple are slapped together, and wrapped in bacon. It's that easy, and adds a wonderful flavor to a regular burger! This recipe was one of my grandmother's favorites. We would make these special for her when she would come up to see us."

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Original recipe makes 4 burgers Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. Prepare grill for indirect cooking.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together hamburger meat and barbecue sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Shape mixture into 4 large patties. Place a slice of pineapple on top of each. Crisscross 2 bacon strips around each burger, and secure with toothpicks.
  4. Brush oil on grate. Place burgers on grill over medium low heat. Cook, covered, until the burger is cooked through. Turn often to avoid burning the bacon.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 02, 2004

I will never eat a regular hamburger at home again!!! This was great, We had to make do with the George Foreman as we ran out of propane. I cooked the pineapple and bacon separately and then just layered it onto top of cooked hamburger. Next time I will stick a slice of cheddar in there. The pineapple gives it a tangy taste. I think this may be even better on ground pork. Thank you! ***UPDATE- can be made the same way and tastes just as good with a boca burger and the soy bacon from Morningstar Farms.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 23, 2003

I made these for our Labor day cookout yesterday. I was so embaressed. This is a horrible recipe. The burgers fall apart and into the grill and the bacon didn't even cook all the way. I used lean ground beef, but still the combination of the hamburger and bacon grease kept threatening to put the fire out. Basicaly when all was said and done the hotdogs, that were suppost to be for the kids, turned out to be all we ended up eating.

Dec 08, 2003

What a yummy recipe? As other reviewers suggested, grilled the bacon and pineapple separately. I didn't have rings of pineapple so I used tidbits, placing them on a piece of foil. Treat the burgers very gently. I added a bit of plain breadcrumbs to the seasoned meat to help everything bind and flipped them very carefully. They were deliclious and went well with the Tropical Salad with Pineapple Vinigarette recipe from this site. Flavors matched beautifully. Also served with a great Napa Zinfindel. What a great meal.

Aug 29, 2002

I used this recipe for chicken breats and it was great. Can't wait to try on hamburgers! Thanks!

Jul 05, 2006

oh ho, now this is a worthy burger! The meat can be a little delicate until you get it on the grill, but if you're careful, you'll be fine. I wouldn't want to miss out on the great flavor of the pineapple and bacon grilling right on the beef. We had no trouble with anyting falling apart or burning. A+

Jun 04, 2010

Excellent! These burgers taste great! The BBQ sauce, the pineapple, and the bacon are an incredible combination and really give these burgers a Polynesian flare. I used 1 pound of ground beef (for two people), 1 cup BBQ sauce, and I diced up some of the pineapple and added it to the meat mixture to enhance the Polynesian flavor. Next time I’ll add pineapple tidbits instead. To prevent the burgers from falling apart, I added about a 1¼ cup of plain breadcrumbs and an egg to bind. I grilled the pineapple slices separately from the burgers. For crispy bacon, I put the bacon slices onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, covered with more parchment and then another cookie sheet, and baked in the oven at 400° for about 25 minutes. Assembled everything together on a toasted bun and topped with more BBQ sauce…Perfection!

Apr 15, 2006

I loved these burgers. I took ground turkey with crushed pineapple, turkey bacon, grilled pineapple rings, grilled red onion, and barbecue sauce and served on a bun. SOOO Good.

Aug 02, 2005

The bacon part is a pain to do and actutally, so is the pineapple, but the pineapple part is definitely worth it. Adds an interesting flavor to the burger. As a bonus, pineapple juices improve the taste of your own bodily fluids and secretions. Really!


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  • Calories
  • 946 kcal
  • 47%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 208 mg
  • 69%
  • Fat
  • 72.2 g
  • 111%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 46.7 g
  • 93%
  • Sodium
  • 978 mg
  • 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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