Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hawaii 5-0 Burger

Memorial Day weekend is almost here and you know what that means… time to pull out your grills, people!!! The hubs and I love a good burger, but sometimes we want a little more than just a seasoned patty on a bun. We like to mix it up with things like our Blue Cheese Balsamic Burger, and now this:

The Hawaii 5-0 Burger (named in honor of one of our favorite shows that just had it’s finale on Monday night!)! Side Note: Awesome show! You should probably add it to your Netflix queue! 🙂

This burger is my at home re-creation inspired by one of my favorite burgers from a restaurant called Yardhouse. Yowza! This was DELISH. So delish that Mike wanted me to make it again the next night haha. I’m making him wait though, don’t want him to get too much of a good thing! 😉

If you want to spice up burger night, I highly recommend these babies!  It’s the perfect combo of spicy, sweet, and savory! We love when food has that dynamic trifecta of flavor!

Enjoy friends!

Oh, and FYI: nothing goes better with burger night than an ice cold, freshly shaken Margarita!!



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Hawaii 5-0 Burger

Makes 4 burgers


For the Garlic Aioli:
1/3 cup mayonaisse
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

For the Burgers:
1 1/3 pounds ground chuck
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 pineapple rings (about 1/3 inch thick)
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
4 slices of pepperjack cheese
4 hamburger buns
lettuce (optional)


For the Aioli:
Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to use.

For the Burgers:
Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Divide ground beef into 4 equal patties (1/3 pound each). Mix together, brown sugar, cayenne, and salt. Divide mixture and rub equal amounts onto each burger patty (1/8 of the mixture per side). Spray pre-heated grill with nonstick spray and place pineapple sliced straight onto the grill grates. Cook for about 1 1/2 minutes per side allowing grill marks to appear. Remove from grill and set aside.

Turn grill down to medium heat and add the hamburgers. Cook to desired doneness (flipping halfway through). We did ours about 4 per side. Then, baste the patties with 1/2 of the teryaki and flip (so the basted side is down) and cook for another 1 minute. Repeat with remaining side. Next, add one slice of cheese per patty and close lid for another 30 seconds to allow cheese to melt. Open and remove burgers from grill.

To Assemble:
Take one hamburger bun (we toast ours in the oven first, but that is up to personal preference!) and slather 1 tablespoon of aioli onto the top half of the bun. On the bottom half of the bun, stack one hamburger patty, followed by a slice of pineapple, and top with lettuce (if desired). Add top half of bun and serve. You may serve with an additional side of teryaki if desired!

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13 Responses to “Hawaii 5-0 Burger”

  1. 1

    Erin — May 25, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    Mmm save one for me!

    • Kristina replied: — May 27th, 2011 @ 10:33 am

      you got it! 😉

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    Lindsey@Lindselicious — May 25, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    I love Hawaii 5-0! So nice to see all the spots I used to hang out at on TV and their attempts to cover local culture. Cheesey goodness! I want to try this, but with the pineapple on the side. So funny how anything with pineapple is “Hawaiian”. Your picture looks great!

    • Kristina replied: — June 3rd, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

      I am SO jealous!! NEVER been to Hawaii!!!

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    Lori Lynn — May 25, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Such awesome burger shots!
    We’re promoting Memorial Day picnics with our 5 Star Cooking Club too.
    Hope you have a fantastic MD weekend.
    P.S. Ha ha! Hawaii 5-0 had it’s finale this Monday? We used to watch that show decades ago….didn’t even know of a remake!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — May 25, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    You are welcome to bring this for dinner anytime. I will have the grill ready for you!

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    Felice - All That's Left Are The Crumbs — May 26, 2011 @ 3:38 am

    It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Hawaii Five-O. Not only is it a great show but McGarrett is played by an Aussie actor, Alex O’Loughlin (I’m an Aussie) and it is filmed in my backyard so to speak. These burgers look so delicious and a great tribute to the show. I may just have to make these and enjoy a nice cold bottle of Wailua Wheat Ale from Kona Brewing.

    • Kristina replied: — May 27th, 2011 @ 10:32 am

      I’m a big fan of Alex O’Loughlin… i think it’s the Aussie accent 😉 heh I have never been to Hawaii, but would LOVE to go someday! That show is like a travel commercial for Hawaii! SOO beautiful! Enjoy the burger… that Wailua Wheat Ale sound like a perfect match for it! 🙂

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    Lexi — May 26, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    The name drew me in!! I LOVE that show! But look at this burger! Looks amazing. 😀

    • Kristina replied: — May 27th, 2011 @ 10:32 am

      SUCH a good show! I’m glad so many other’s enjoy it too!

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    PolaM — May 26, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    Wow that burger sounds awesome! The combination of teriaki and pineapple sounds so enticing!

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    The Minister — May 26, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    Its like a Big Kahuna burger!! To quote Jules Winnfield “This IS a Tasty Burger!”

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    Nicole — February 18, 2017 @ 7:24 pm

    These burgers are awesome!! Found a teriyaki recipe years ago that I use for this burger thats perfect:
    1/4 c soy sauce
    1/4 c brown sugar
    1 tsp fresh minced garlic
    1 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger
    1 tbs honey
    1 tsp sesame oil
    1/2 c pineapple juice.

    This recipe is to marinate. Combine 1/4 c cold water to 3 tsp cornstarch and add to teriyaki – boil and reduce to simmer for 4 minutes to make a sauce.

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