Big Kahuna Hawaiian Burger

serves 2
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
½ teaspoon salt
1 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
4 slices brown sugar ham
4 slices red onion
2 slices Swiss cheese
2 big sesame seed hamburger buns

Preheat grill to medium-high.

Mix pineapple juice and teriyaki sauce together.  Set aside.

Mix beef, ginger, garlic, salt  and soy sauce in a small bowl.  Divide into 2 patties and form into patties slightly larger than your bun.  Make a slight indentation in the center of the burger to prevent it from doming up in the center. The indentation will rise as your burger cooks.

Grill until golden brown and slightly charred (about 3-5 minutes), turning once (cook for 3 minutes on the other side for medium). Baste with pineapple teriyaki sauce as your burger cooks. Try not to press down on your burger with a spatula. It will cause the juices to escape and will create a dry burger!

Grill pineapple slices until pineapple have golden brown grill marks on both sides.

Toast hamburger buns by placing on grill until grill marks form.  Do not walk away during this process.  Toast can turn to ash in the blink of an eye.

Spread mayo on bottom bun.  Top with lettuce, burger, Swiss cheese, grilled pineapple, red onion and ham.

Serve and enjoy!

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