Hawaiian BBQ Bacon Burgers

Hawaiian BBQ Bacon Burgers with brioche bun

These Hawaiian BBQ Bacon Burgers are loaded with juicy fresh pineapple, crispy bacon and homemade BBQ sauce! They’re the best Summer meal!

I feel like if there was one food to describe all of America – it would be a cheeseburger. There is something so classic, iconic even about the delicious sandwich. From the juicy patty, to the melted (probably processed) cheese on top and loaded with your favorite toppings – it’s just SO DELICIOUS.

Burgers + Father’s Day: Sweet Memories

That’s why I love celebrating Father’s Day with burgers! Like my Dad, they are so classic, reliable and you can always depend on them to be there for you. Too much of a stretch?! LOL! But really, one of my favorite memories of my Dad is him grilling burgers for me when I was little. We would always pair them with BBQ potato chips and drink soda and watch Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. It was a wonderful time. Unfortunately, I don’t get to see my Dad as often now since we live so far away from each other. I always cherish the memories we made when I was younger though 🙂

But enough of the sappiness, let’s talk about these Hawaiian BBQ Bacon Burgers. They are SO mouth wateringly delicious, y’all!

inside of Hawaiian BBQ Bacon Burger

These Hawaiian BBQ Bacon Burgers start out with a perfectly soft and fluffy brioche bun (duh!). On this brioche bun, you place a deliciously juicy, perfectly seasoned angus beef patty with 2 slices of the meltiest mozzarella ever. You proceed to smother said cheeseburger patty with the tangiest homemade BBQ sauce. Then, you top it with a slice of sweet and fresh pineapple as well as crispy bacon. Add spicy red onion, place the brioche bun on top and DEVOUR.

crispy bacon on top of bun

Sound yummy enough?!? Let’s get into how to make them!

Ingredients you need for Hawaiian BBQ Bacon Burgers:

Burgers:

  • ground beef
  • homemade bbq sauce
  • minced garlic
  • salt and pepper

BBQ Sauce:

  • reduced sugar ketchup (i love the hellman’s that is sweetened with honey!) 
  • worcestershire sauce
  • apple cider vinegar
  • garlic powder
  • hot sauce
  • paprika
  • honey (optional)

Burger Toppings:

  • fresh pineapple
  • red onions
  • bacon
  • mozzarella cheese
  • broiche buns

How to Make Hawaiian BBQ Bacon Burgers:

Begin by making homemade BBQ sauce. Combine the ketchup, worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, hot sauce, garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl. Mix and adjust seasonings if needed (if it’s too tangy, add more ketchup – not vinegary enough? Add more ACV) and set this aside.

In a large bowl, combine your beef, minced garlic, salt, pepper and a couple tbsp of the bbq sauce and mix together. Form three slightly thin ⅓ lb patties and set these aside.

red onion on top of bun

Slice the burger toppings! Slice your pineapple and red onion and restrain yourself from eating the pineapple you just cut. #sogood #sosweet

In a large cast iron skillet, fry the bacon until your desired crispiness is achieved. I personally love my super crispy so the longer the fry, the better! Once done, place on a plate with a paper towel to help get the extra grease off. Pour out most of the bacon grease in the cast iron skillet and once your pan is hot, add in your burgers! Cook them on one side for about 3-4 minutes and then flip and do the same on the other side for an additional 3-4 minutes. Basically, cook until desired “done-ness” is achieved – I prefer mine on the medium well side, my husband likes medium rare. Also, if you have a meat thermometer, that’s extremely helpful! I cooked mine until the internal temp was about 170 degrees.  

Once it’s cooked through, add your cheese on top of the burger and place a lid on it to make sure the cheese is fully melted!

two hands holding Hawaiian BBQ Bacon Burger

Annnnd now it’s time for assembly! Toast your brioche buns (if desired), spread a generous amount of the BBQ sauce on the top bun. Place your burger patty on the bottom bun. If you wanna get even crazier, add some MORE BBQ sauce on the burger. Add your slice of pineapple on top of the burger as well as the bacon. On the top bun, add sliced red onions.

Place it all together and get ready for probably the messiest but most delicious burger of your life. Have several napkins ready. Enjoy with potato chips, french fries and/or a cold beer!

bite taken out of Hawaiian BBQ Bacon Burger

Enjoy! And Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing Dads out there.

Did you enjoy this recipe? Here are a few more you might like:

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Hawaiian BBQ Bacon Burgers

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon burgers, bbq burgers, hawaiian burgers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

Burgers

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cracked pepper
  • 2 tbsp homemade BBQ sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce

  • 1/2 cup reduced sugar ketchup
  • 1-2 tbsp worcestershire
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3-4 dashes hot sauce
  • 1/8 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste

Burger Toppings

  • 3 brioche buns
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 3 slices fresh pineapple
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 3-4 slices mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Begin by making the homemade BBQ sauce. Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined. Adjust seasonings if needed (if it’s too tangy, add more ketchup - not vinegary enough? Add more ACV) and set this aside.

  2. Slice the pineapple and red onion into slices to fit your burger bun as well as any other toppings you may enjoy.

  3. In a large bowl, combine your beef, minced garlic, salt, pepper and a couple tbsp of the bbq sauce and mix together. Form three slightly thin ⅓ lb patties and set these aside.

  4. In a large cast iron skillet, fry the bacon until your desired crispiness is achieved. Once done, place on a plate with a paper towel to help get the extra grease off. Set aside.

  5. Pour out most of the bacon grease in the cast iron skillet and once your pan is hot, add in your burgers! Cook them on one side for about 3-4 minutes and then flip and do the same on the other side for an additional 3-4 minutes. Basically, cook until desired “done-ness” is achieved - I cooked mine until the internal temp was about 170 degrees, which is about medium well.  

  6. Once it’s cooked through, add your cheese on top of the burger and place a lid on it to make sure the cheese is fully melted!

  7. Toast your brioche buns (if desired), spread a generous amount of the BBQ sauce on the top bun. Place your burger patty on the bottom bun. Add your slice of pineapple on top of the burger as well as the bacon. On the top bun, add sliced red onions.

  8. Place it all together and get ready for probably the messiest but most delicious burger of your life. Have several napkins ready. Enjoy with potato chips, french fries and/or a cold beer!

8 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 5 stars
    Such a sweet memory! And now you totally have me craving a cheesy burger! Seriously, girl, this looks scrumptious! Love the sweet and savoury combo…right up my alley. Wish I could grab that beauty from my screen 🙂 Happy Monday to ya!

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