Sweet Hawaiian Baby Burgers

Serves 4

Finalist in the "Handheld Kid Pleasers" category of the National Beef Cook-Off.

ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup pineapple preserves
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 4 canned pineapple slices
  • Salt
  • 12 Hawaiian sweet or small dinner rolls, split
  • Lettuce

directions

Combine ground beef and Worcestershire sauce in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into twelve 1/2 inch-thick mini patties.

Combine barbecue sauce, preserves and brown sugar in small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.

Place pineapple slices on rack in broiler pan so surface of pineapple is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 3 to 4 minutes, turning once and brushing with sauce. Remove pineapple; keep warm. Place patties in broiler pan so surface of beef is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 7 to 8 minutes to medium (160 degrees F) doneness, until not pink in center and juices show no pink color, turning halfway through and brushing with sauce. Season with salt, as desired.

Cut each pineapple slice into thirds. Line bottom of each roll with lettuce; top with burger, then with a slice of pineapple. Close sandwiches.

Recipe reprinted by permission of txbeef.org. All rights reserved.

RecID 7030

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