Thursday, May 1, 2014

Aloha (Hawaiian Style) Burgers - Throwback Thursdays

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In March 2012 I wrote:

We recently had a family movie night with my mother, sister and her kids. We watched a great family movie called the Dolphin Tale.  I highly recommended it to anyone with kids because it's a heartwarming true story of a dolphin named Winter. Of course, dinner was also a big part of the evening. I decided to go back into my own recipe archives here on the blog to get some inspiration. I saw my Aloha Meatloaf and I knew my sister would enjoy it, but meatloaf was too "sit down" for our movie night.  I wanted sandwich kinds of food so I decided to alter my Aloha meatloaf into Aloha Burgers.  They came together easily and we even pan fried some hotdogs with the Aloha Sauce.  It was a great night and with great food and a lot of laughs.


 

 
 
  
Ingredients:
Meatloaf ingredients:
1lb lean ground pork
1lb lean ground chicken
1 (20oz) can of crushed pineapple drained well, reserve juice
seasoning salt to taste
2 slices of bread crumbled
2-3 Tbs of ketchup
1/4 cup of diced onion
2 green chilies diced small
black pepper to taste
I clove of grated garlic
1 Tbs of honey or brown sugar
1 egg
red chili flakes (to taste- optional)

Sauce/Glaze
Reserved pineapple juice from can
2 Tbs of brown sugar
1 Tbs of rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup of ketchup
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup of sweet chili sauce (like mae ploy egg roll sauce)
2tsp of cornstarch

Directions: 
Mix all the meat ingredients and form burger patties.  I made a dozen medium sized burgers with this mixture. Fry them in a frying pan with a little bit of canola oil. Flip over and brown both sides. Then lower the heat and baste each side with about a tablespoon of Aloha sauce, flip and baste the other side. The basting part is important because the great sauce will soak into the burger. Allow the basting to take a few minutes per side.  Serve in a bun with lettuce and onion if you like. I also put some mayo on my buns to toast them. Enjoy.






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23 comments:

  1. YUM! What a great addition to burgers. Love this!

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  2. This recipe is so creative, and it sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. YUM!!!

    Although I'm going to have to hide the ground chicken in this house. My wife is firmly against ground poultry. But, what she doesn't know won't hurt her, right??? LOL!

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  4. Yum!! I love pineapple on top of my burgers, so I know I would love it in the burger - brilliant! My husband would love these as well.

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  5. Wow - looks good, Ramona. Sounds like a wonderful evening.

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  6. Wowza Ramona! That looks great! Pineapple is awesome with burgers. I have always loved that.

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  7. looks good. nice burger recipe

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  8. What a fun way to change up burgers! This makes me think of summer.

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  9. I should send you a bouquet of cilantro ;) You and those pineapples!
    I really want to see dolphin tale :)

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  10. It's a meatloaf burger--what a clever idea! I'm sure these had tons of flavor and moisture--perfect dish for a movie night!

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  11. I love Hawaiin food - pizza, now this burger - anything tastes better with pineapple :D
    Too cool! And great pics!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  12. What a great family night and meal! I love these burgers, yum! We haven't watched that movie, but I bet my kids would love it

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  13. You always welcome us with great recipe here. :-) Your family is so lucky you are willing to make burgers after the movie. I'm so lazy.. I would say "let's go eat out." LOL. This recipe is a keeper. Looks so yummy and my family will love it. Also, thanks for recommending the movie. I'll check it out. It's fun going to the movies with the kids! =D

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  14. What a great idea! Now I have to get my husband to like pineapple. :-)

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  15. This is a great idea for a burger! Perfect meal for after a good movie!

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  16. What a fabulous idea! This recipe sure sounds like a winner Ramona! Lovely clicks.

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  17. These would be awesome on the grill also. And how yummy do those fries look!

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  18. The weather is awesome here (summer like weather in fact!) and Hawaiian style burgers sound just perfect! :D

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  19. In this house family gatherings are ALWAYS about the food. :) What a great idea to transform a meatloaf recipe into burgers! What a hit!

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  20. Mmm...these sound delicious!! I'm obsessed with adding pineapple to savory dishes lately. Aloha!

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  21. NEAT!! I love these aloha burgers, Ramona! I am getting the grill ready now that the weather is FINALLY stabilizing at a somewhat warm temperature and these would be perfect for a bbq! OO or even as mini aloha burger sliders! :D

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  22. These still look super good!

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