For your next barbecue, try these Hawaiian-inspired sweet and savory burgers. They're made from lean ground beef and have bacon and crushed pineapple baked right in. Served with barbecue sauce on Hawaiian sweet rolls, they're sure to impress your guests.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl combine the egg, crushed pineapple and bacon. Add ground beef; mix lightly to combine. (Do not overmix.) Form into six 3/4-inch-thick patties.

  • Grease grill rack. Grill patties, covered, over medium-high heat for 8 to 12 minutes or until done (160 degrees F) (see Tip), turning once. Spread top of each burger with 1 tablespoon of the barbecue sauce.

  • Serve burgers in rolls with lettuce, tomatoes and onion.


Tips: To bake pork bacon, place slices side by side on a rack in a foil-lined shallow baking pan with sides. Bake for 18 to 21 minutes or until bacon is crisp-cooked Drain well on paper towels.

The meat may appear a bit pink after grilling. So be sure to use an instant-read thermometer to measure the doneness.

Nutrition Facts

322.4 calories; protein 23.9g 48% DV; carbohydrates 34.9g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 1.4g 6% DV; sugars 16.7g; fat 9.2g 14% DV; saturated fat 4.2g 21% DV; cholesterol 105.8mg 35% DV; vitamin a iu 1456.7IU 29% DV; vitamin c 4.8mg 8% DV; folate 16.9mcg 4% DV; calcium 44.9mg 5% DV; iron 3.3mg 19% DV; magnesium 23.5mg 8% DV; potassium 390.5mg 11% DV; sodium 432.4mg 17% DV.