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Tropical Island Burger Recipe

The flavors of this island burger recipe will have
you feeling like your in the tropics. Try it and tell us what you think at the bottom of this page.

Island Burger Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 4)
Time: Under 30 Minutes

  • 1 pound 85% lean ground beef

  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs

  • 1 egg white

  • 1/4 cup diced red onion

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon all spice

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 slices smoked gouda cheese, shredded

  • 4 pineapple rings

  • Fresh spinach leaves

  • 4 onion rolls, split

  • Island Hamburger Grilling Instructions

    1. Preheat the grill as follows:

    Direct heat, medium-high
    (425 - 450 degrees F)

    Direct heat, light ash, grate should be on lowest setting

    Direct heat, light ash, 3 - 4 inches deep, grate should be 2 inches above the fire

    2. Meanwhile in a large bowl, mix together everything except the last four ingredients. Don't overmix. With a light touch, form into 8 patties no more than 1/2 inch thick.

    Place 1 slice of smoked gouda cheese in the middle of 4 of the patties, place remaining 4 patties on top, press together, and seal edges well. This will keep the cheese from oozing out onto your grill and making a mess during the grilling process.

    3. Lightly cut criss-cross marks into one side of your burger patties. Refrigerate them until the grill is ready.

    4. Clean and lightly oil grill grate. Grill burgers, covered, 8 minutes total, flip once halfway through.

    Also at halfway point, add your pineapple rings and grill with your burgers for the last 4 minutes flipping the fruit after 2 minutes.

    5. Allow them to rest a few minutes before serving to let the juices settle.

    6. Top burgers with the grilled pineapple and some fresh spinach. Serve with onion rolls.

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