The Frugal Foodie Does Burgers
Bored of a regular burger? Embrace your inner Islander with Everest Burger's Aloha Burger.
The Frugal Foodie loves a good burger as much as the next person. But add pineapples and a hint of Asian spice and you've got a burger bordering on gourmet. Try this recipe to get Everest Burger's delicious Aloha Burger at home.
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Burgers by the numbers:
We like sirloin ground beef for this recipe. Shop locally at the Grand for the best price.
What you'll need:
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 packet beefy onion soup mix
2 tablespoons ginger teriyaki marinade mix
1 (8-ounce) can pineapple rings, drained, juice reserved
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon wasabi paste
1 tablespoon soy sauce
4 burger buns
Lettuce, tomato, onion, for serving
Set up grill for direct cooking over high heat. Oil grate when ready to start cooking.
In a mixing bowl, stir to combine ground beef, soup mix, teriyaki marinade mix, and 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice.
Form 4 patties slightly larger than bun. Gently press pineapple rings into tops of burgers.
Season burgers with salt and pepper and place on grill pineapple side down. Cook 8 minutes per side for medium.
Mix together mayonnaise, wasabi, and soy sauce.
Serve hot on toasted buns with lettuce, tomato, onions, and wasabi mayonnaise.
For indoor grilling: Follow instructions for preparing burgers. Preheat broiler. Place burgers pineapple side up on wire rack over foil lined baking sheet or broiler pan. Broil 6 inches from heat source for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium.