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Aloha Burgers with Special Creamy Sauce

Plump and juicy beef patties, grilled pineapples and a special creamy burger sauce, these Aloha Burgers are extra special and delicious!

Close up shot of an Aloha Burger.

When I was pregnant with my youngest child, along with beef shawarma, I craved burgers- Aloha Burgers, Quarter Pounders, Big Mac, you name it. As soon as my nausea eased down a bit, burgers were pretty much one of the few foods that made me so happy!

Now, my child is 2 and each time I have burgers, I kept thinking back to the days of my ravenous devouring of these delicious bread and meat assembly. My favorite one was Aloha Burgers, and yes, I am partial to our very own- Jollibee’s Amazing Aloha.

Hawaiian Burgers with Special Creamy Sauce

  • Hawaiian or Aloha burgers are quite special. The distinct pineapple rings, of course, makes them stand out from the rest.
  • While traditional Hawaiian Burgers incorporate flavors of Teriyaki in the sauce and patty, mine deviated a bit by using a creamy mayo-based sauce ( since I am partial to the Amazing Aloha).
  • To add a note of sweet-savory flavor to the burgers, I brushed them with a soy sauce-honey mixture as they grill.
An open faced Aloha burger.

The Process

Making homemade burgers is pretty simple. A mixture of ground beef and seasonings formed into patties is the main work here.

The ingredients for the Hawaiian Burgers.

Grill the pineapples first, followed by the burger patties. I like to use my indoor grill during the winter (like now), but summertime is a lovely time to be grilling outside, then enjoying delicious food after.

Grilling the pineapple rings.

About halfway into grilling the beef patties (once the outside is no longer pink), brush them with a glaze made of soy sauce and honey. This gives them a sweet-savory flavor that is distinct in a Hawaiian burger.

Grilling the burger patties.

After grilling the patties, I like to toast the burger buns lightly by placing them cut side-down on the grill. A good 2-3 minutes will do the trick. This warms them up a bit and makes them sturdy enough to hold the fillings.

Making the Burgers

The order of assembly is entirely up to you. But to protect the bottom bun from moisture and getting soggy, put the lettuce first.

Then, layer your ingredients as you wish, then drizzle everything with the special creamy sauce.

Drizzling burger sauce on an Aloha burger.
The special creamy sauce for the Aloha burgers.

Some Pointers and Tips For Cooking Burger Patties

  • You can also fry the patties if you do not want to grill them.
  • The safe temperature for cooking beef patties is 160 F. Do not overcook them so hey stay plump and juicy.
  • For more details on the safety of grilling burgers and some best practices, check out this post.
The finished Burger ready for serving.

Finally, here are some similar recipes that you might like:

Close up shot of an Aloha Burger.

Aloha Burgers with Special Creamy Sauce

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Plump and juicy beef patties, grilled pineapples and a special creamy burger sauce, these Aloha Burgers are extra special and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 4 pineapple rings
  • 4 burger buns
  • lettuce
  • sliced tomatoes
  • 4 slices cheese (swiss / cheddar/ American)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Special Creamy Sauce

  • 1/3 cup mayonaisse
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce and honey and stir well. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients and stir well. Adjust seasonings to your preference. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine beef, salt, pepper and onion powder. Stir until the seasonings are distributed. Divide the mixture into 4, then form 4 patties using your palms.
  4. Heat your grill and arrange pineapple rings in a single layer. Grill, turning once until both sides of the pineapples are nicely charred. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  5. Grill the burgers until they are cooked, brushing both sides with the honey soy sauce mixture once the outside of the beef is no longer pink. A fully cooked patty registers a temperature of 160 F.
  6. Transfer the patties to a plate and keep them warm. I like to loosely cover them with foil. Arrange the burger buns, cut side down on the grill to let them toast lightly.
  7. Make your burgers: Lay the bottom bun on a surface, arrange the lettuce, then the burger patties on top. Add the tomatoes, pineapple rings and cheese if you are using them, then drizzle everything with the creamy sauce. Place the top bun and serve!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 996Total Fat: 55gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 187mgSodium: 1643mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 5gSugar: 38gProtein: 59g

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