The Fiery Hawaiian

Pairs well with:

White Zinfandel

With strawberry and melon essences, this American original is perfectly at home with however you like to unwind.


1/2 Vegetable oil (for brushing grill)
2lbs ground chuck
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
6 thick slices sharp cheddar cheese
12 slices precooked bacon
6 slices of pineapple
6 leafy pieces of lettuce
4 Tablespoons of sweet pepper jelly (I use homemade but this can be store bought)
3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
2 tablespoons of softened butter or margarine
6 sesame buns



Directions: Preheat gas grill to med-high heat. To make patties: Combine ground chuck, soy sauce, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a large bowl. Toss and crumble just enough to mix. Avoid handling meat too much, this may cause compacting. Divide mixture into six patties to fit buns. Brush grill with oil and place patties on grill. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until bottoms of patties are brown. Turn and cook 4 to five minutes longer for medium burgers. Place cheese on burger during last minute of cooking remove and set aside. Place precooked bacon on grill to heat just until crisp remove and set aside. Grill pineapple on each side just enough to leave grill marks and remove and set aside. Lightly spread softened butter on cut side of buns, place on grill to lightly toast, remove and set aside. To assemble burgers: Lay buns out open faced, place burger on bottom half of bun, add 2 pieces of cooked bacon on top of that, next lay pineapple slice on top of burger, next place 1 piece of leafy lettuce over pineapple slice. In a small bowl blend well pepper jelly and mayonnaise. Spoon one tablespoon of pepper jelly mixture on top half of buns and serve.