Caribbean Grilled Burger With Pineapple Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

From Wegman's website; posted for ZWT 5.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 lb pineapple, cored
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, split and seeded (wear gloves)
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 lb lean ground sirloin, formed into 4 patties
  • 4 tablespoons island jerk seasoning
  • 1 12 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 14 mango, peeled, seeded, cut in thin, match-like sticks
  • 4 mini sweet red peppers, sliced in rings
  • 4 kaiser rolls


  1. Preheat grill on HIGH 10 minute.
  2. Coat grill grate lightly with vegetable oil.
  3. Puree pineapple, jalapeno and molasses in blender; set aside.
  4. Coat beef patties with jerk seasoning (wear gloves).
  5. Sear first side of burger on grill about 2 min; until meat has changed color 1/4 way up from bottom.
  6. Turn and sear other side.
  7. Turn meat back over.
  8. Reduce heat to MEDIUM or LOW (Most burgers require MEDIUM; burgers thicker than 1 inch require LOW). Close lid.
  9. Cook burgers to internal temp of 160 degrees.
  10. Check by inserting thermometer halfway into thickest part of burger.
  11. Remove from grill.
  12. Place on rolls, top with sauce, lettuce, mango, and red bell pepper rings.
Most Helpful

I loved these burgers. I made mine with veggie burgers instead of beef. I did cook some beef burgers for DH but he opted for traditional toppings. I loved the pineapple sauce, mango and red pepper toppings. I didn't shred the lettuce but left the leaves large so I could use it to hold the burger since I only use half a bun. Made for Soup-A-Stars ZWT9.

Dreamer in Ontario August 03, 2013

I have to honestly say that I couldn't decide if I liked these or not....but in the long run, my stomach asked me to eat 1 and a half, so I guess I liked them. The taste is very different from what I think a burger tastes like, so it was shocking to my palate! But good nonetheless. The pineapple sauce was a little "iffy" for me. I thought it needed additional jalapenos and maybe some green onions. I craved some heat to combat the sweetness from the rest of the ingredients. For the Jamaican Jerk seasoning, I used Jamaican Jerk Seasoning by Pneuma.

breezermom April 07, 2011

I always crave burgers and love trying new ideas.. this one is awesome and worth stepping out of that comfort zone

GingerlyJ October 20, 2009

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