Surprise Burgers

Surprise Burgers


"My favorite burgers are 'Surprise Burgers'. The pineapple inside the burger adds a hint of sweetness, while the sauce adds some tanginess! Warning: the added sauce and pineapple makes for a mess with little ones!"


35 m servings 406 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 406 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.2g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 20.5 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 454 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat a grill for high heat.
  2. Divide the ground beef into four portions, and form patties around pineapple rings so that none of the pineapple is showing. In a small saucepan, mix together the ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard. Heat until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  3. Place burgers on the grill, and cook for about 5 minutes per side, or until well done. Spoon some of the brown sugar sauce over the burgers before serving.
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  1. 105 Ratings


Thanks SunKissed 31, these are great burgers. I did change a few things, just because my husband and five year old daughter might not have liked the pineapple rings. I added an 8 oz. can of cr...

Everyone has a favorite hamburger recipe. My experience has been that the recipes don't often provide enough of a twist to make investing in the new ingredients and process worthwhile. Not true...

Simply delicious. I used fresh pineapple cut into chunks. My only recommendation is to cut up the pineapple into very small pieces or to used crushed pineapple, since the big hunks undermine t...

This was really great! My boyfriend and I ended up mixing the brown sugar sauce (same quantity as prepared in the recipe), and some leftover crushed pineapple (about 2cups) into two pounds of ha...

WONDERFUL!!! My husband and I grilled these burgers the other night. The pineapple helps to keep the lean meat very moist. The sauce is like icing on a cake. This is one of the best recipes ...

Awesome burgers. I used crushed pineapples also. Added some diced jalapeno too. For the sauce I added a few tbs of the pineapple juice and left out the mustard. Very good. will make again!

SunKissed, you have made my day! I used 1-1/2 pounds of ground beef because, well, I like beef and that's the quantity I have mine packaged! Besides, it may be a little tougher to get four doubl...

Ummm... Way too sweet! And the sauce makes far, far too much. I used about half of it on the grilling burgers, and offered the rest to the family at the table. I used 2 lbs. of hamburger ins...

The flavor of this is unbelievable - the burgers were incredibly moist due to the pineapple, and the simple sauce is out of this world. I put a little of the sauce on the burgers as they were c...