Our friends at Poi Dog make sauces that capture the flavors of Pacific Rim cuisines, and their latest, Huli Huli Sauce, brings the flavors of Hawaii right to your grill. With pineapple, miso, and Chinese 5-spice flavor notes, it inspired us to create a special burger with just a bit of spice. It’s so messy, and so good.
- 1 pound Panorama Organic Chef’s Blend ground beef
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 2 slices pineapple
- 2 thick slices red onion
- 2 tablespoons Poi Dog Huli Huli Sauce
- 2 slices pepper jack cheese
- 2 large hamburger buns
- 4 slices cooked bacon
- 1 jalapeno, sliced
- Huli Huli Sauce for garnish
Gently mix the ground beef with the black pepper and seasoned salt, taking care not to overwork it. Shape the beef into two patties. Refrigerate or freeze for ten minutes.
Heat the grill to high and place the burger patties on the grate. After a minute or two, flip and brush each patty with Huli Huli Sauce. Flip once more and brush with the sauce again. Add a slice of cheese to each burger. Cook to your desired doneness. (We suggest medium or medium rare).
While the burgers are cooking, place the pineapple and red onion slices on the grill. Flip once and cook until soft and slightly charred.
Remove everything from the grill, tent the burgers with foil, and toast the buns.
To assemble the burgers, brush the sauce on each half of the buns, then layer on the onion, pineapple, bacon, burger patties, and sliced jalapeno. Drizzle with more sauce.
Serve immediately with plenty of napkins.