Grilled Pineapple Hamburgers

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • garlic powder to taste
  • 16 slices bacon
  • Wooden toothpicks


  • Combine beef, onion, barbecue sauce, and garlic powder to taste.
  • Line grill rack with tin foil and preheat to medium heat.
  • Make 8 (4-ounce) patties. Lay each patty onto 2 crisscrossed slices of bacon. Wrap the ends of the bacon slices over the burger and use a toothpick to hold it in place.
  • Shut lid and cook for 20 minutes. Take off grill and put on plate to rest for 5 minutes. Each person will have 2 patties for a serving.
  • Serve warm.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Turnip fries (peel turnips and cut into “fries”; toss with olive oil and bake on a cookie sheet in a preheated 375-degree oven, turning once, until tender; season with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste).
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure barbecue sauce is gluten-free.
NUTRITION: 752 Calories; 58g Fat (70.7% calories from fat); 47g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 188mg Cholesterol; 740mg Sodium. Exchanges: 6 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 7 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
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