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Hawaiian Burgers

Last week I had the privilege of going to Hawaii with my family for spring break. So I figured, why not make Hawaiian Burgers?! I had never eaten them before, which was interesting because they turned out to be so good!

Hawaiian Burgers

These burgers make your mouth water just by looking at them! Such a tall and tasty burger.


Hang Loose dude! 🙂

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime

I found this recipe from Ree, The Pioneer Woman, in her new cookbook:  The Pioneer Woman Cooks- Dinnertime. It has tons of great recipes for you and your entire family.

Hawaiian Burgers Prep

Grilled pineapple is certainly one of the most important parts of this recipe. And since we were in Hawaii, I was able to use the freshest pineapple ever!!

Hawaiian Burgers Recipe from RecipeBoy

These Hawaiian Burgers are huge! One burger is easily enough to fill you up. They are easy to make and extremely tasty- a very good combination.

Hawaiian Burgers Recipe

The anatomy of a Hawaiian Burger: bun, teriyaki mayonnaise, lettuce, bell pepper, pineapple, cheese, meat, bun. Could that get any better?!

My family and I loved this recipe. It was fantastic! This recipe is especially great to make on vacation (and a must-make while in Hawaii). And here’s one tip for the burgers- don’t go light on the teriyaki mayonnaise. Put a good amount on each burger. It is so delicious!!!

hawaiian burgers

Hawaiian Burgers (shared from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime)
Great burgers with added fresh pineapple!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Course Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 914 kcal



  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • 8 canned pineapple rings (I use fresh pineapple slices)
  • 1 large red bell pepper (seeded and cut into rings)
  • pounds ground beef
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • teriyaki sauce, as needed
  • Four 1-ounce slices Provolone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 onion rolls
  • green lettuce leaves



  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, teriyaki sauce, honey and cayenne.


  • On a grill pan (or outdoor grill), quickly grill the pineapple and bell pepper rings until they have great marks on both sides.  Remove and set aside.  Season the ground beef with salt and pepper and form into 4 patties.  Cook them on the grill pan (or grill) for 4 to 5 minutes on the first side, then flip them over, add a splash of teriyaki on each one, and place a slice of provolone on each patty and let it melt while the burger cooks through- 4 minutes or so more, until no longer pink in the middle.
  • Butter the buns and grill until golden.  Spoon a little bit of the sauce onto the cut side of the buns and allow it to slightly soak into the bread.
  • Place the patties on the bottom buns and top each one with two pineapple slices, the bell pepper ring and lettuce.  Put the bun on top, mash it all together and serve with dishes of extra sauce for dipping.


Serving: 1burgerCalories: 914kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 48gFat: 52gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 1341mgPotassium: 867mgFiber: 4gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 1767IUVitamin C: 66mgCalcium: 264mgIron: 7mg
Keyword burgers, hawaiian, pineapple
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Saturday 21st of November 2020

What did you serve with your Hawaiian burgers?


Wednesday 25th of November 2020

I don't recall...

Lynne Slatter

Friday 9th of March 2018

I love Ree Pioneer Women and watching the programne on TV in South Africa I try to write down recipes of interest (which are most) I went to a local Book Store to enquire whether they had Ree's latest cook book-sadly they didn't but I'll try another Store! Congratulations on your beautiful Shop.


Thursday 14th of April 2016

Great burgers. First place I had a Teriyaki burger was in Hawaii.


Saturday 9th of April 2016

The burgers look fantastic. I have that cookbook and you're right it does have some great recipes in it. I haven't tried these burgers but after seeing your post I just might.