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Amazingly juicy Hawaiian Burgers BURSTING with flavor, smothered in Havarti cheese, loaded with sweet grilled pineapple, crispy lettuce, juicy tomatoes, punchy red onions, creamy sriracha mayo and more sweet and tangy Hawaiian Sauce! This might be the best burger. EVER!
Memorial Day is just around the corner AKA kick off GRILL DAY! It’s a sobering day when you think about the true meaning behind Memorial Day – a day to honor all our serviceman who have given their lives while serving our country – the ultimate sacrifice. I am forever grateful for their sacrifice and all our freedoms, bounties and safety they make possible every single day – so let’s celebrate and honor them with the best way we know how – with food and this Hawaiian Burger with Sriracha Mayo!
I am SO excited grilling season is finally here. How did that happen again? Warm weather, eating outdoors, fresh food, hardly any cleanup, grilling season is the best! And I’m even more giddy over grilling after perusing McCormick’s Flavor Forecast® 2017: GRILLING EDITION. Every year McCormick.com releases a flavor forecast, which of course, I drool over! This years hot trends include Peppered Sticky Sweet Wings and Backyard “Poke” Shack, just to name a few. You can get these recipes HERE and TONS more McCormick’s Grilling recipes HERE to help take your grilling to the next level with their signature bold BBQ flavors and all their amazing tips and tricks!
Case in point, this Hawaiian Burger. It’s an explosion of sweet, tangy spicy, cheesy, pineapple-y, creamy deliciousness. In other words, this burger has it ALL. Hawaiian Burgers have long been a favorite of mine at any burger joint and this one is every bit as delectable in my humble opinion (and SO easy to make too!).
These Hawaiian Burgers are loaded with sriracha mayo (you can customize the heat) on buns that we lightly toast on the grill, followed by lettuce (I like to use butter lettuce as a single leaf is perfection and just so pretty), our juicy meat that is infused with McCormick® Grill Mates® Hawaiian Woodfire Grill Single Use Marinade (can we say FLAVOR?!,more on that later), buttery, sweet, nutty Havarti cheese, sweet grilled pineapple, tangy red onions all drizzled with more Grill Mates® Hawaiian Woodfire Marinade. Does it get any better?
These Hawaiian Burgers are a masterful symphony of flavor and texture and one of the best burgers I’ve eaten in my entire life. You probably have seen and even attempted recipes for Hawaiian Burgers before but none of them can come close without McCormick® Grill Mates® Hawaiian Woodfire Grill Single Use Marinade. It’s a perfect balance of sweet and tangy made from real ingredients like pineapple, soy, ginger and bell peppers (no high fructose corn syrup!). This Hawaiian Marinade makes this burger (I use it 3 places in the recipe!) but I also suggest stock piling it because it’s perfect to bring out the bold Island flavor in chicken, shrimp, salmon or pork in just 30 minutes!
Now just a here’s a few hints, tips and tricks I gleaned from McCormick.com/grill-mates.
How to Grill the perfect burger:
- Use 80% Lean or 85% Lean meat. Anything greater than 80% lean causes too many flare ups and anything less than 85% lean = dry burgers.
- Indent the middle of the patty with your thumb. This allows the meat to cook evenly.
- Flip once and NEVER press down. Smashing the burger with your spatula releases all the precious juices which are what make a juicy burger juicy.
- For thick burgers, first sear over direct heat, then finish cooking over indirect heat.
- For thin burgers (like the ones we are making) stay direct.
- Burgers are medium when pink juices come out on top (love this tip!).
- My own tip – Baste burgers with your favorite sauce/marinade before adding cheese. We do this with these Hawaiian Burgers. After we flip the burger, we smother in McCormick® Grill Mates® Hawaiian Woodfire Grill Single Use Marinade and then add our Havarti cheese, sealing in that extra layer of saucy deliciousness.
Now go celebrate Grilling Season with these wonderfully easy, crazy juicy, knock-your-socks-off delicious Hawaiian Burgers with Sriracha Mayo! And while your socks are off, dream about the Aloha sands…
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