• Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 Minutes
  • Serves 4


1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 tablespoons pineapple juice

1 pound Thomas Farms Meatloaf Mix (ground beef, pork, and veal

4 thin slices fresh or drained canned pineapple slices

4 slices pepper Jack cheese (optional)

4 Hawaiian-style sandwich buns, toasted

¼ cup guacamole

4 thin red onion slices

¼ cup whole cilantro leaves

  • Mix the cumin, chili powder, brown sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, and pineapple juice in a bowl.


    1. Thoroughly mix the meat and half the spice mixture in a large bowl. Shape the meat mixture into 4 burgers, pressing an indentation into the center of each (to help hold their shape).  Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
    2. Brush both sides of the pineapple slices with the remaining spice mixture.
    3. Lightly oil the grill rack and heat the grill to medium-high. Grill the burgers for 5 minutes (lid closed). Turn the burgers and grill for another 5 minutes or until done (lid closed), adding the cheese during the last 1 minute of the cooking time, if desired.
    4. Grill the pineapple slices for 2 minutes or until lightly browned on both sides (lid closed). Serve the burgers on the buns, topped with the grilled pineapple, guacamole, onion, and cilantro.