Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 12 Minutes
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
- 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.
- Brush both sides of the pineapple slices with the remaining spice mixture.
- 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.
- 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.