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Sweet Hawaiian Mini Burgers

Sweet Hawaiian Mini BurgersThese burgers might be mini, but they're big on flavor. The tasty sauce is a breeze to make with only three ingredients—barbecue sauce, pineapple preserves and brown sugar.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
4 canned pineapple slices, drained
12 Hawaiian sweet or small whole wheat dinner rolls, split
Lettuce

Sauce:
1/4 cup barbecue sauce (your favorite brand)
1/4 cup pineapple preserves
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine ground beef and Worcestershire sauce in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into twelve 1/2-inch thick mini patties. Set aside.
  2. For Sauce: Combine sauce ingredients in small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  3. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 9 to 11 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F (70°C), turning occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile brush pineapple slices with sauce and place on grid around patties. Grill pineapple 4 minutes, turning once and brushing with additional sauce. Remove pineapple, keep warm. Brush burgers with remaining sauce after turning.
  5. Cut each pineapple slice into thirds. Line bottom of each roll with lettuce, top with burger, then with pineapple piece. Close sandwiches.

Makes 12 mini burgers.

Nutritional Information Per serving (1/12 of recipe using 80% lean ground beef): 63 calories; 19 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 88 mg cholesterol; 702 mg sodium; 83 g carbohydrate; 2.5 g fiber; 32 g protein; 6.8 mg niacin; 0.3 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 5.5 mg iron; 18.3 mcg selenium; 5.3 mg zinc.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.