Hawaiian Pork Burgers

Photo: Annabelle Brakey; Styling: Dan Becker

Time: 30 minutes. Sweet barbecue sauce and zingy pineapple are a natural combo, and the English muffin "buns" are just the right size for the burgers.

Yield: Serves 4
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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 482
  • Calories from fat: 37%
  • Protein: 28g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated fat: 6.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 47g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Sodium: 886mg
  • Cholesterol: 80mg


  • 1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/4 cup plain dried bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 8 large fresh basil leaves


  1. 1. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for medium heat (350° to 450°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 5 to 7 seconds). In a small bowl, combine pineapple, barbecue sauce, and soy sauce. Set aside.
  2. 2. In a medium bowl, combine pork, bread crumbs, onion, ginger, brown sugar, cayenne, and salt. Shape mixture into 4 patties. Cook, turning once, until slightly charred and cooked the way you like them, about 7 minutes total for medium.
  3. 3. Put each burger on a muffin half. Top each with 2 basil leaves, about 2 tbsp. sauce, and the muffin top.
  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per burger.
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