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Hawaiian Hamburger

2 lbs ground beef or 2 lbs ground turkey

1 egg, beaten

1 tablespoon oil (if you use turkey burger)

1/4 cup brown sugar or 1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar blend

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon pineapple juice

2 (12 ounce) cans pineapple slices in juice

8 slices of ham

8 slices provolone cheese

8 romaine lettuce leaves

8 hamburger buns

1/2 cup margarine


1 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon celery seed

2 teaspoons pineapple juice

1 tablespoon ketchup


Open canned pineapple, drain juice and reserve amounts for recipe. In large mixing bowl, add egg, (oil if using turkey burger only) brown sugar, ginger, soy sauce, 1 tblsp pineapple juice. Mix well. Set aside.

For dressing:
In small bowl mix mayonnaise, celery seed, pineapple juice, ketchup.Taste. You may add a little more Ketchup by tsp if you prefer. Refrigerate.

Add ground meat to egg, brown sugar and spice mixture. Mix well. I use my fingers. Form into 8 patties. Put on the grill and cook about 6 minutes, then flip until done. You may grill the pineapple rings on the grill for about 2 minutes.
Brush margarine on each side of buns. Put on the grill the last two or three minutes to toast.

To Serve:
Place one slice cheese on bun, then cooked pattie, add a spoonful of sauce on top, then romaine lettuce leaf, then one pineapple ring,ham and top with other half of bun.

Serve with Taro chips, Hawaiian potato chips, pastachio nuts, and fresh coconut slices if you have. Dip the coconut slices in a mixture of vanilla and evaporated milk and Splenda before serving.

Note: I did not used fresh pineapple because its acidity. I recommend canned pineapples.


Servings: 8

Nutritional information per serving

No nutrition information available

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