Like I mentioned the previous post, summer time is the time to grill. So have fun with your burger making. I love having a pineapple and ham pizza and thats where my idea came from. I took some cooked ham and pineapple and stuffed it into a burger topped with an extra sharp cheddar cheese. To top this little beauty I made a Ginger, BBQ and Pineapple juice sauce. All I can say is WOW and give this a try and let me know what you think.
1lb of ground meat
1/4 cup of Orange Zest
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 Slices of Cooked Ham, diced
2 pineapple rings, diced
Whole Wheat Kaiser Rolls
1 cup of BBQ Sauce
1 teaspoon of Ginger paste
1/4 cup of Pineapple Juice
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne, optional if you want some spice
Place ground meat in a large bowl. Add orange zest, salt, pepper and mix everything together. Try not to work the meat too much. Using your hands cut down the ground meat making it into 4 parts. Take 1 part at a time and make a hole in the meat and stuff it with the ham and pineapple and close. Repeat until you have 4 burgers. Top with a little more pepper if you would like.
Make sure your grill is nice and hot. Your charcoal should be grayish white. If you are using a gas grill just make sure its hot and ready to go. When cooking a burger on the grill you don’t want to keep flipping it. One turn should be enough. This should take about 4 to 5 minutes on each side depending on how you like your meat done. You can tell the burger is done on the first side when the fat slows in its dripping and the sides begin to brown. Place the slices of cheese on top and let them melt. Let meat rest before serving.
While meat is resting place the rolls on the grill to get it toasted (About ten seconds per side). When done place burger in roll and drizzle the BBQ sauce on top. Enjoy!!!