Plump and juicy beef patties, grilled pineapples and a special creamy burger sauce, these Aloha Burgers are extra special and delicious!
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.
Making homemade burgers is pretty simple. A mixture of ground beef and seasonings formed into patties is the main work here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finally, here are some similar recipes that you might like:
- Chicken Burger Sliders
- Air Fryer Swiss Bacon and Mushroom Melt
- Burger Steak Recipe with Mushroom Gravy
- Asian Chicken Burger