Piña Colada Burger
When you try this recipe, you will soon realize that not all burgers are created equal. The Piña Colada Burger definitely stands among the best of the best. Grab your grill and some friends. It's time to throw down some burgers.
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
- Salt and pepper
- 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 4 slices of pineapple, core intact*
- 1/3 cup piña colada sauce**
- Sliced Colby jack cheese
- 4-8 slices of cooked bacon
- 4 hamburger buns
- For the Piña Colada sauce**
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 small can crushed pineapple
- 2/3 cup cream of coconut
- 1/3 cup sour cream
Mix ingredients for piña colada sauce. Set aside.
Mix ground beef with 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce. Form into 8 patties. Press the centers of the patties down so that the burgers don’t get to thick in the middle when you grill them. Season each side with salt and pepper.
Preheat you grill to medium-high heat.
Grill patties until internal temperature reaches 125 degrees F. for rare, 135 degrees F. for medium rare, 145 degrees F. for medium and 160 degrees F. for well done. Flip patties halfway through cook time. While burgers are cooking, drizzle teriyaki sauce on each side of patty. The last few minutes of cooking, add a slice of cheese to patties and let the cheese melt.
Meanwhile, grill the pineapple, brush with a little melted butter until grill marks appear, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove to plate and cut out the core.
Grill buns until grill marks appear.
Assemble burgers: Bun, piña colada sauce, patty, pineapple, bacon, teriyaki sauce, more piña colada sauce on top bun.
*Leaving the core in while cooking will help the pineapple to not fall apart and will be easier to turn.