The warm spring we have had has not only left me wanting to work on my patio garden it made me fire up the old grill. And when I say old, I mean old.  For our anniversary last month we took a little vacation.  On our trip we ate at a sports bar where my husband got a delicious mouth watering burger.  It got me thinking, why don’t I make stuff like this at home? And so I did.  I ditched the french fries for a little chips and salsa, and dived right into this tropical beast.  Not to mention one burger like this at a restaurant would cost you more than feeding your family of 4 will.

This burger is a twist on a regular ketchup and mustard burger.  I won’t be offended if you still add ketchup, but this sweet burger goes perfectly with some jalapeno jelly.  If you really want to up your game try throwing a slice of ham on the grill before adding your cheese, that was the secret ingredient to the mouth watering burger that inspired this whole idea.  Also I buy my buns in the bakery section of the grocery store, aren’t they heavenly?

Yield: 1/4lb burgers (4)

Time: less than 30 minutes


  • 1lb beef (I use the really lean stuff)
  • 1 T Worcestershire
  • 1 can pineapple rings
  • 1/4 c pineapple juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices provolone or pepper jack cheese
  • 4 buns

choose the toppings you like:

  • condiments: mayo, mustard, ketchup, jalapeno jelly, etc
  • sliced ham
  • tomato
  • onion
  • lettuce
  • peppers


  • Step 1

Preheat grill.  In a large mixing bowl combine hamburger, Worcestershire, pineapple juice. Form hamburger into 4 1/4lb patties. Grill burgers on a piece of foil.  Season with salt and pepper or desired seasonings.

As you flip the burgers to the other side, place pineapple rings on foil. Continue grilling until hamburgers are nearly complete. Top with cheese and continue grilling.

  • Step 2

Grill hamburger buns directly on the grill until toasted.  Add desired condiments. Layer the cheese topped burger with pineapple and other desired toppings.  




Here’s a little about me: I usually don’t buy things that I could make. I like to read and learn. I have dreams of being a mom, living in foreign countries, and trying new things. I take a ton of pictures. I collect rocks from the places I’ve been. I’m trying to learn French. I like to eat. I’m a Mormon.

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