21 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 11
  • 4 Rating Star 5
  • 3 Rating Star 3
  • 1 Rating Star 1
  • 2 Rating Star 1

These burgers are among my family's top choices of gourmet burgers that I've concocted. A rich barbecue flavor followed by a sweet aftertaste makes for one flavorful burger. Use a Hawaiian-style thick barbecue sauce if possible. If your sauce is thin, use less in the burger mix so the burgers hold together when grilling.

Steve
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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, garlic, onions, Monterey Jack cheese, and the barbecue sauce. Form ground beef mixture into 8 patties.

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  • Wrap a slice of uncooked bacon around each patty, covering as much of the patty as possible. Place patties on a large platter, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 45 minutes.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil grate.

  • Grill burgers on one side for 5 to 7 minutes, turn, and top each with a slice of Cheddar cheese. Butter the kaiser rolls, if desired. During the final few minutes of cooking, place the kaiser rolls split side down on the grill along with the pineapple slices.

  • To assemble your burger, place some French-fried onions on the bottom half of the roll, then a slice of pineapple and a burger; top with the other half of the roll.

Nutrition Facts

1025.27 calories; 52.1 g protein; 59.55 g carbohydrates; 62.84 g fat; 194.55 mg cholesterol; 1581.01 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

09/06/2008
DELICIOUS!!!! First I halved the recipe. Okay now I am very familiar with what I like so when preparing the meat I added a little Adobo and garlic powder. I didn't have hawaiian barbecue sauce so I used original jack daniels bbq sauce mixed with some pineapple juice from the canned pineapple slices (I used the directed amount in the burger and set some aside for the buns). We use microwavable bacon so I cooked the burgers with the bacon in the pan next to the burgers then topped the burgers with the bacon and cheese. These burgers have it all the juiciness crunchiness sweet and salty a great burger and a must try!
(7)

Most helpful critical review

06/08/2009
I wish zero stars was an option! They looked and smelled awesome until they hit the grill at which point they fell right through it! I changed absolutely nothing in the recipe - I followed it to the T!
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21 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 11
  • 4 Rating Star 5
  • 3 Rating Star 3
  • 1 Rating Star 1
  • 2 Rating Star 1
07/06/2009
I hate to rate my own recipe but I felt I needed to post some extra info about this burger for people. I cannot stress enough how important it is to properly form your patties. All the air MUST be out which takes a little time otherwise they will fall apart. I never have any problems with them falling apart but I cook a lot of burgers. I also would just like to repeat that the BBQ sauce used in this recipe is very thick. Thick BBQ sauce is a must.
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04/11/2008
The name suits it right but OMGosh.. its so good. I did have to make one change which will just put this over the "top" next time. I did not realize that we had no bacon. I used real bacon bits and just added it to the burger mix. I used Dave's BBQ Sauce from this site because I was out too. I dont have a grill I did these in my "iron skillet". I also put the slice of pineapple in the skillet just to heat and warm that was the only thing I did not think would be good was the cold pineapple on the burger. You want to crip your bun. I used homemade hamburger buns from this site too.. When you make these the meal is "all about the BURGER"... Thank you for the recipe.. great job.
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09/06/2008
DELICIOUS!!!! First I halved the recipe. Okay now I am very familiar with what I like so when preparing the meat I added a little Adobo and garlic powder. I didn't have hawaiian barbecue sauce so I used original jack daniels bbq sauce mixed with some pineapple juice from the canned pineapple slices (I used the directed amount in the burger and set some aside for the buns). We use microwavable bacon so I cooked the burgers with the bacon in the pan next to the burgers then topped the burgers with the bacon and cheese. These burgers have it all the juiciness crunchiness sweet and salty a great burger and a must try!
(7)
07/06/2010
We LOVED these! I made them exactly as written except for just cooking the bacon seperately and putting it on the burger after (I never have good luck w/ wrapping the bacon around lol). I had no trouble with them falling apart or anything. I served them on toasted Hawaiin Burger Buns. This recipe is a definate keeper! Thanks for sharing.:)
(3)
08/01/2011
Loved these! I only used two pounds on ground beef and they were still huge! I had no problem with them falling apart. We used Sweet Baby Rays Sweet and Spicy bbq sauce. I did add some extra sauce to the burger! Yum
(3)
07/22/2008
a great spin on an old classic definatly worth making again
(3)
07/31/2011
these were so good i had no problem with them not sticking together on the grill i used budweiser bbq sauce they came out perfect
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06/04/2008
Good I love grilled pineapple and this was delish!!
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05/25/2014
These are so tasty! The first time we made them we forgot to mix in the cheese- still great! Any pieces that fell off were shoved right back on the bun! IT'S a burger! Messy and delicious. The second time we used a grill basket and just turned then all together on the grill. No problem at all. Nobody wants us to come to the BBQ unless we bring these with us. I have shared this recipe many times. People think your recipe is the tops!
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