Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

Pineapple-Jalapeño Burgers

Let ground beef stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before grilling.

Southern Living JULY 2011

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings
  • 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
  • Homemade Hamburger Buns
  • Cilantro-Jalapeño Cream
  • 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.


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