Spicy Hawaiian Burgers
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -
Angie Horkan, with the Wisconsin Beef Council, shares a recipe for Spicy Hawaiian Burgers.
Recipe courtesy Creme de la Crumb
1 pound Ground Beef
1/3 cup mayo
1 tablespoon adobo sauce
4 slices pepperjack cheese
1 cup pineapple - finely diced and well drained of excess juices
1 jalapeno - finely diced
1/4 onion - finely diced
1/4 cup cilantro
4 bacon strips - cooked til near-crisp
1 cup hawaiian bbq sauce - see below for recipe
4 hamburger buns
Hawaiian Hamburger Sauce
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
1/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
Stir together pineapple, jalapenos, onions, and cilantro. Set aside.
Prepare the Sauces
Stir together mayo and adobo sauce. Set aside. In a small sauce pan combine teriyaki sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cook for five minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Prepare the Hamburgers
Divide Ground Beef into four equal sections. Shape into 5-inch patties. Season with garlic powder, chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Preheat a grill, then grill patties for 5-7 minutes on each side until they reach 160 degrees F as measured by a meat thermometer. Transfer burger patties to a platter and immediately top each with a slice of pepper jack cheese. Allow to melt for 1-2 minutes. Assemble burgers by spreading chipotle mayo on the bottom half of the bun. Top with grilled burger patty, bacon, pineapple relish, bbq sauce, and top half of bun. Serve immediately.
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