Here’s what you’ll need:
½ lb Grass Fed Lean Ground Beef
2 Brioche Buns
½ lb Bacon
1 Head of Butter Lettuce
2 Slices of Pepper Jack Cheese
1 Ripe Pineapple
Lets get grillin! Of course, the burger is a staple of American culture. We wanted to make something a little outside of the box with ingredients that compliment one another perfectly. Crack open a beer and lets get started.
Timing and organization is everything with cooking so try to plan everything out accordingly. Start by heating up your grill to a medium temp. Meanwhile, take your ½ lb of lean ground beef and form it into two good sized patties. (If you want bigger burgers, just add more beef). Be sure to pack them together tightly or they will fall apart. We use garlic salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper for seasoning our burger.
Next, we will move on to preparing the rest of the burger so we are ready to build it once cooked. First we will start with the pineapple. It can be tricky to find a ripe pineapple so it is always good to get a second opinion from someone working at your market. Leave it to the pros! You'll be looking for a pineapple with a brown/yellowish coloring. The more brown/yellow the pineapple is, the riper it will be. Lay your pineapple down and cut off the top and bottom so that they are both flat. After, stand the pineapple up and cut the outer skin off from top to bottom as you can see in the video below. Once the outer skin is removed, slice the pineapple in ½ inch rings and carefully cut out the center core.
By now your grill should be ready for action. Grab your patties and place them on the grill along with your bacon and pineapple rings as well. Cook as much bacon as you’d like, we all know you can never have too much. Ideally we are looking for a medium rare center on the burgers so we recommend cooking them for no longer than 5 minutes per side depending on size. Cook the pineapple rings for the same amount of time, or until you get those golden grill marks on each side. Keep an eye on your bacon as well and cook to desired crispiness, flipping once. After you flip your patty, give it a few minutes to cook a little longer and add your slice of pepper jack cheese on the top to allow it to melt properly and finish cooking. We also recommend either grilling the brioche bun for 30 seconds per side or toasting it in a pan of coconut/olive oil for a minute, until golden brown.
Once the patties and bacon are finished its time to build it up! First go ahead and smother the bottom half of the bun in your favorite BBQ sauce. After, add the patty with the cheese perfectly melted on top followed by bacon, one grilled pineapple ring, lettuce and sliced avocado. Pair with the beer of your choice and indulge! To see how we did it, check out our Beach Burger video below.