Photo: Annabelle Brakey; Styling: Dan Becker
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4

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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

Put each burger on a muffin half. Top each with 2 basil leaves, about 2 tbsp. sauce, and the muffin top.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per burger.

Ratings & Reviews

osequin's Review

April 23, 2013
I served these on regular buns and they were awesome! The fresh ginger and brown sugar go great with the sauce! I used ground chicken instead of pork. Try this!

nycook7's Review

May 19, 2012
A nice change from the regular, same old burger. The combination of flavors was very nice. Even my kids loved it!

allisonjessee's Review

August 12, 2010
We thought these were great! The burgers were tasty, and the sauce was delicious. We made them exactly as stated in the recipe except that we served them on buns instead of english muffins. We served them with grilled corn and beet chips. We'll definitely be having them again.

Sarah11226's Review

June 21, 2010
Delicious! The only place I deviated from the recipe was bread crumbs -- I only had seasoned bread crumbs on hand, so I used those and omitted the salt. Also, I used whole wheat English muffins. Loved it. Would definitely make again. Served with sweet corn and salad.

MTBGUY's Review

May 18, 2010
These burgers are so tasty, they don't need anything on them.

RuthieHM's Review

February 28, 2010
Delicious! I left out the basil and served the burgers on regular hamburger buns, and my husband raved about it!

Loverecipes1's Review

August 08, 2009
Use more basil leaves on top. Add a chopped garlic clove or 2 to the pork before cooking, and add 1/4 cup of the pineapple barbecue sauce to the pork meat for moisture and flavor throughout. Yum yum!

nancy45's Review

August 07, 2009
There are five in our family and only two of us *sorta* liked them. The others thought they had no flavor/bland/dry but liked the sauce. They definetely need help and I even saw the author's original recipe before Sunset fiddled with it and added the garlic that Sunset omitted, etc. and still it wasn't quite up to being a *repeat, make again* recipe in our home.