Pork Burgers with Grilled Pineapple

Oink, Oink! I get tired of the good ole fashioned hamburger … we eat a lot of them in the summer. No matter how much I love them, I like to experiment with what goes between the bun. While searching for some inspiration, I ran across these BBQ Pork Burgers from Leite’s Culinaria. They looked darn good, so I headed out to make my own rendition.

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I stuck to the general premise of using BBQ sauce, but I added a little Accent seasoning … a trick I learned from our local golf course head burger chef! I’m a sucker for Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce, too. If I want sweet, that’s my go-to sauce!

It didn’t take long to grill these … about 4 minutes on each side. I added some fresh pineapple rings and asparagus to the grill, too. Grilled fruit, especially pineapple, is one of my favorite summertime foods! Add a slice of sweet onion and extra BBQ sauce, and you’re set to go! 

JD wasn’t too keen on the idea of pork burgers, so I didn’t tell him the night I made these that they were pork. Yeah, sneaky, I know. He actually raved about them. Noodle gobbled hers down as fast as she could. I’d say that was a home run! 



I’ve shared this with Full Plate Thursdays at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage, so hop on over to see all the other delicious food!


Pork Burgers with Grilled Pineapple

A great alternative to the hamburger!

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  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/4 cup favorite sweet BBQ sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Accent
  • 4 rings of fresh pineapple, about 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 rings sliced sweet onion, about 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 Onion rolls, split


  1. Prepare your grill for medium heat. Make sure grill grates are clean and well greased.
  2. Gently mix pork, BBQ sauce and Accent.
  3. Separate pork mixture into 4 equal parts and form patties the same size as your buns. Don’t over work the patties.
  4. Place patties on grill. Flip patties after 3-4 minutes. Grill on opposite side for 3-4 minutes.
  5. While burgers are cooking, please pineapple rings on the grill. Grill for a couple minutes on each side.
  6. Assemble the burgers. Place pineapple on bottom bun. Add sliced onion. Add burger. Top with additional BBQ sauce.


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 543
  • Sugar: 21
  • Sodium: 377
  • Fat: 26
  • Saturated Fat: 9
  • Unsaturated Fat: 14
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 44
  • Protein: 34
  • Cholesterol: 107





2 Replies to "Pork Burgers with Grilled Pineapple"

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    Miz Helen June 24, 2014 (6:13 pm)

    We will just love your burgers, they will have great flavor. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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      Niki Davis June 25, 2014 (12:50 pm)

      Thanks for hosting! I’ll be back, for sure.

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