#FoodieExtravaganza: Burgers

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I must take a step aside from #BrunchWeek today because I simply couldn’t pass up this month’s #FoodieExtravaganza! Today’s event is hosted by Stacy at Food Lust People Love. May has some wonderful food holidays that Stacy could have selected, like National Barbecue Month, Salad Month, or Salsa Month; National Enchilada Day, Eat What You Want Day, or Chocolate Chip Day, but she selected arguably my favorite food – the burger. (I say arguably because I’m still undecided if I like pizza or burgers more…)

I rarely make burgers at home, in fact I only have two recipes on my blog – both of which are turkey burgers. It was time to make a beef burger. But as it’s a special occasion (#FoodieExtravaganza day), I went with a “fancy” burger. I say fancy because this burger isn’t topped with lettuce, tomato, and mayo. This baby gets candied jalapenos, bacon, and caramelized pineapple.

Pineapple and Bacon Burgers with Candied Jalapenos

Ingredients:

  • 7/8 C sugar
  • 1/4 C apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 japalenos, sliced
  • 1 lb 80/20 ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3-4 tbsp butter
  • 2 – 4 pineapple rings (depending on size)
  • 4 slices center cut bacon, cooked
  • sliced fontinella cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • mayo, for spreading

Steps:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the sugar, vinegar, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes and add the jalapeno slices (cover completely in the liquid). Reduce heat to a simmer and cook 4 minutes. Strain and place the jalapenos in the fridge.
  2.  Using your hands, mix ground beef and garlic with S+P. Form into four patties.
  3. Melt 1-2 tbsp butter in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook burgers to desired doneness. Melt cheese over burgers during the last two minutes of cook time.
  4. In a large nonstick skillet, melt remaining butter over medium heat. Cook pineapple rings until golden, 5 minutes per side.
  5. Assemble burgers: spread mayo on hamburger buns, top patties with pineapple, cooked bacon, and candied jalapenos.

*This recipe is adapted from Jessica at http://www.howsweeteats.com/2014/05/bacon-pineapple-burgers-or-maybe-omgburgers/*

Pineapple and Bacon Burgers with Candied Jalapenos | Sew You Think You Can Cook

Be sure to check out the rest of these burger recipes:

Cheeseburger in Paradise by The Freshman Cook

French Onion Burgers by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

Frita Cubana (Cuban Hamburger) by Tara’s Multicultural Table

Guacamole Bacon Burger by Fearlessly Creative Mammas

Maw-Maw’s Hamburger Surprise by Cooking With Carlee

Mushroom Veggie Burgers with Roasted Tomato Mayo by The Joyful Foodie

Pineapple and Bacon Burgers with Candied Jalapeños by Sew You Think You Can Cook

Spiced Lamb Burgers with Pomegranate Chutney and Mint-Pistachio Pesto by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Sweet and Smoky Bacon Cheddar Burger by A Day in the Life on the Farm

Thai Turkey Burgers with Siracha Mayo by Our Good Life

Western Bacon Burgers with BBQ Mayo and Crispy Onion Straws by Making Miracles

Zucchini-wrapped Cheesy Pea Burgers by Food Lust People Love

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18 thoughts on “#FoodieExtravaganza: Burgers

  1. That burger looks fabulous but I could just pop those candied jalapeños right in my mouth so I’ll need a few extra on the side, please.

  2. Candied jalapenos! Yeah…I think I’m going to make a batch of those right now so that I can put them on everything. Thanks for changing my world. 🙂

  3. Sounds like a great burger. Something for everyone for sure. I don’t make burgers at home very often, but with all of these great recipes, I may have to change that.

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