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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 burgers
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare grill for indirect cooking.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together hamburger meat and barbecue sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

946 calories; protein 46.7g 93% DV; carbohydrates 22.7g 7% DV; fat 72.2g 111% DV; cholesterol 208.3mg 69% DV; sodium 977.6mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2004
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/23/2003
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. Read More
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127 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2004
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. Read More
(81)
Rating: 1 stars
05/23/2003
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. Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I used this recipe for chicken breats and it was great. Can't wait to try on hamburgers! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2006
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2010
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 1 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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2005
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2003
I think this was great my family loved it. the only thing i would leave out is the BBQ sauce it made the burgers fall apart. Read More
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