Recipe Swap: Hawaiian Burger

Time for July's WC Recipe Swap!

The theme for this month's swap is grilling/cookout. I submitted my recipe for chipotle ranch burgers and received Nichole of Cookaholic Wife's recipe, Hawaiian Burgers.  As I have said many times before, Ron and I love making new and different burgers. I am usually not "team mayo" on a burger, but the chipotle mayo on this sandwich is awesome! It is delicious with the sweetness from the pineapple and smokiness of the bacon. We opted for muenster cheese on our burgers and left the lettuce, tomato, ect off the burgers. Another great thing was the herbs mixed in with the burger meat. This is the first year we have done a garden and chives and parsley were freshly picked. Maybe it is that we grew it ourselves or just in our heads, but the flavors of the herbs were fantastic. 

Speaking of gardening.... ours has been doing pretty well! I lost our cilantro and am planning on replanting this weekend. Question for gardeners- I felt like mine did not get very leafy and got a lot of flowers. I have heard that I should have trimmed it more. Any advice on caring and growing cilantro?  Aside from the cilantro, the rest of the garden is doing well and we have already gotten a bunch of cherry tomatoes!

Thank you Nichole of a delicious recipe and thanks to Sarah for hosting our swap!



1 lb. lean ground beef
1 egg
1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
2 tbsp. fresh chives, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp. oregano1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper

1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
1 tsp. adobo sauce
pinch of salt and pepper 

8 slices bacon, cooked
4 slices Munster cheese
4 slices fresh pineapple
4 burger buns 


 Prepare the burger patties by combining all of the ingredients together in a bowl and then form into 4 evenly sized patties. Preheat a grill to high heat. Prepare the mayonnaise by placing the chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, extra sauce, salt and mayo into a food processor. Mix till smooth (you could also do this by mincing the peppers by hand). Grill the burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Top with the cheese cheese and allow cheese to melt.  Transfer burgers to a plate. Place the pineapple on the grill for 1-2 minutes per side. Spread the mayonnaise on both sides of the burger bun. Place burgers on buns. Top with bacon and serve. 

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