Saturday, July 27, 2013

Hawaiian Hamburgers

That is one big, delicious, burger! :) 

So as we were planning our meals this week I went through my cookbook I made before I went to college of all of my favorite recipes that my mom has. I ended up making several things from it, including Hawaiian hamburgers. Thing is we ended up following Adams idea of how to make them. I was resistant but I trusted that he would know what he was doing. And boy was I glad we did. They are so good! So good that we are thinking of making again in a few days! And that is quite crazy for Adam...he doesn't like the same thing again soon and he's the one who suggested we make it again soon! 


  • Hamburger patties
  • A can of pineapple rings (the juice in the recipe that we use is from the can)
  • Thin sliced ham
  • Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce

  • Sweet Baby Rays Barbecue Sauce
  • Honey 
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • pepper

How to: 

  1. Marinate Hamburgers for several hours in Kikkoman teriyaki soy sauce and barbecue sauce (your favorite flavor of Sweet Baby Ray's...ours is Sweet Vidalia Onion) 
  2. Put the hamburgers on the grill. Pour a teaspoon of pineapple juice over each hamburger. Then   coat them lightly with a shake of onion powder, a shake of garlic powder, and a shake of black pepper. Grill. When you take them off the grill put a slice of muenster cheese on top. 
  3. Take the thin sliced honey ham, lay it out one slice at a time on a skillet. We found that four fit easily in a large skillet. Sprinkle ham with two tablespoons pineapple juice for every four slices. Cook on medium heat until the ham is firm and wrinkly, but don't cook too long or it will be tough. 
  4. When hamburgers are done, take them out and place the pineapple where the hamburgers were. Splash a teaspoon of teriyaki sauce and a thin ring of honey on each of the pineapple rings and grill both sides.  

  1. Make the Hawaiian Awesome Sauce. (See recipe below). 
  2. Assemble using toasted "Sweet Hawaiian" Bread, Hawaiian Awesome Sauce, tomatoes, lettuce, ham, pineapple, and your burger. Enjoy! 

Hawaiian Awesome Sauce 

This is the star of the show in my opinion. This is the best sauce I think Adam has ever made. I loved it! It is great on fries too. :) 

  • 1/4 c pineapple juice
  • 1 T of honey
  • 2 T of ranch dressing
  • 1/3 c. mayonnaise 
  • 1/4 c barbecue sauce (We used 2T of Sweet Baby Ray's sweet vidalia onion and 2 T of Sweet Baby Ray's original)
Mix together the ingredients. Pour into a condiment bottle if desired. Add more mayo if you want a creamier and thicker texture. 

And just for fun: 
 A little picture of us eating. And it was Thirsty Thursday's! :) 

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