Quentin Bacon
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger and 1/4 cup sauce)

A simple, four-ingredient sauce elevates this burger from pretty good to perfect. After eating this burger, you'll dream of luaus.

How to Make It

Step 1

For sauce, combine all ingredients in saucepan. Cook, stirring over moderate heat until sauce boils; simmer 10 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat grill.

Step 3

For burgers, mix ground turkey, breadcrumbs, onion, cayenne, sugar, and 1/3 cup sauce in a bowl until just combined. Form into 4 (1-inch) patties.

Step 4

Brush burgers with oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill over medium heat, turning once, about 6 minutes per side. Baste with sauce, and grill 2 minutes more; transfer to plate. If desired, grill pineapple slices 2 minutes per side; transfer to plate.

Step 5

Place burgers on rolls, and spoon on remaining Pineapple-Papaya Sauce. Top with pineapple slice (if desired), lettuce, tomato, and onion slices (if desired).

Ratings & Reviews

Evenstar656's Review

June 23, 2010
Overall it was good, I don't know that I would fix it again. The sauce was really over whelming and I couldn't really taste the burger underneath. I didn't think I put that much on to begin with, but maybe even less will work better. I used ground chicken (that's what was on sale) and the burger tasted really good with a little of the sauce and some onions in there. The cooking time was off and I had to finish them in the oven.

JillK2's Review

August 08, 2009
Very good. I used ground pork instead of turkey, and mango as I could not find papaya locally. Will definitely make again!