Sweet Hawaiian Mini Burgers

4 servings

Preparation Time:
and Total Time: 35 to 40 min


  1. 1 pound ground beef
  2. 1 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  3. 4 slices pineapple
  4. 12 Hawaiian sweet or small potato rolls, split
  5. 4 leaves lettuce
  6. Sauce:
  7. 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  8. 1/4 cup pineapple preserves
  9. 1 Tablespoon brown sugar

Combine ground beef and Worcestershire sauce in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into twelve 1/2- inch thick mini patties. Set aside.

Combine barbecue sauce, preserves and brown sugar in small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.

Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 9 to 11 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160 degrees F, turning once.

Meanwhile brush pineapple slices with sauce and place on grid around patties. Grill pineapple 4 minutes, turning once and brushing with additional sauce. Remove pineapple, keep warm. Brush burgers with remaining sauce after turning.

Cut each pineapple slice into thirds. Line bottom of each roll with lettuce, top with burger, then with pineapple piece. Close sandwiches.

Recipe courtesy of National Cattlemen's Beef Association on behalf of The Beef Checkoff

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