Pineapple-Jalapeño Burgers

Pineapple-Jalapeno BurgersRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Let ground beef stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before grilling.


Makes 6 servings
Total time: 3 Hours

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 28 Minutes
Total: 3 Hours


1 pound ground sirloin
1 pound ground chuck
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup pickled sliced jalapeño peppers, minced
6 (1/4-inch-thick) pineapple slices
Toppings: avocado slices, fresh cilantro sprigs


1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Combine first 4 ingredients gently. Stir minced jalapeño peppers into meat mixture. Shape mixture into 6 (5-inch) patties.

2. Grill, covered with grill lid, 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until beef is no longer pink in center. Grill pineapple slices over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Serve burgers on Homemade Hamburger Buns. Top each burger with Cilantro-Jalapeño Cream, grilled pineapple, avocado slices, and a fresh cilantro sprig.