The burger of the day today is this delicious, fresh tropical inspired burger with pineapple salsa. Although it sounds quite exotic, the ingredient list is fairly small, and you may have items such as soy sauce already in your pantry! I love serving this with some fresh margaritas, cool beer, and a black bean salad. The salsa can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge, and then all you need to do is make the burgers! A quick, refreshing, and easy recipe, perfect for a hot summer day picnic or bb1.

Island Burgers with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

by Healthy Way To Cook

Keywords: grill dinner organic beef



  • 2 lbs. ground organic beef, 90% lean
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1 pineapple, peeled and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/8 cup pickled ginger, diced
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup rice wine vinegar
  • pinch salt and black pepper
  • hamburger buns


Heat grill to medium. Brush lengths of pineapple with cooking oil and place on grill. Cook, turning a few times, until pineapple is hot and has good grill marks. Remove to cutting board and allow to cool.

Cut pineapple into small pieces and put in bowl; add sweet red bell pepper, pickled ginger, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and salt and pepper; toss to combine, taste and adjust seasonings. Refrigerate until burgers are ready.

Turn grill up to high for burgers. Form the beef into1/2 thick patties, season with salt, pepper, and dash of garlic powder.

When grill is ready, cook burgers 3 to 4 minutes, flip, then continue grilling for 3 to 4 minutes or until done as desired.

Serve hot burgers on hamburger buns (toasted on the grill if desired) with a large spoonful of chilled pineapple salsa.

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