Saturday, September 14, 2013

Hawaiian "Bullseye" Burger


Labor Day is dubbed the "unofficial" end of Summer. I'll say! My friends, from all over the country, are lamenting that it's in the 90's. We're a bit cooler on the Central Coast of California, but it's plenty warm enough to keep our love of grilled dinners going. So while school is back in session, there are still plenty of weekends left to fire up the grill.  Plus, with football underway, I'm sure there will be plenty of barbeques happening. There's still plenty of time, before I start making pumpkin recipes and hearty stews & soups.

Target is the one-stop shop for all of your grilling and backyard entertaining needs. Featuring meats, condiments, flavorful sauces and fresh sides, Target’s owned brands Archer Farms and Market Pantry offer delicious, high-quality products at a great value. Additionally, select Target stores carry Target’s Sutton & Dodge brand, delivering a full menu of perfectly marbled, premium quality USDA Choice Angus beef that is naturally aged, hand-trimmed and found in the best steakhouses – at a fraction of the price. 

Target Stores offered me a $25.00 gift card to create a grilling recipe.  Yes, please!  We shop at Target all the time, which is right on my path from work to home.  I've compared prices for many of our pantry and grocery staples, like milk, bread and even beer.  In most cases, Target prices are less expensive that my grocery store! 

On the day I decided to shop, in the Target grocery store area, the store happened to be sold out of hot dog buns (that was Labor Day weekend.)  So, I made my own hot dog buns-- and they were so good! (I will share that recipe  on my next post.)

This weekend, I wanted to use the same roll recipe to shape them into hamburger buns. Of course, I wanted to created a hamburger recipe with the ground beef and Archer Farms Sweet Pineapple Hawaiian-Style Barbecue sauce that I purchased, at Target.

Let's see... Pineapple Barbecue Sauce.  Well, that inspired to think about something Hawaiian. As luck would have it, I found a ripe pineapple at the grocery store.  I am in-love with this pineapple slicer/corer. It' s so easy to simply lop off the top of the pineapple, screw in the corer and...


...twist and then lift up the pineapple!


To make a Hawaiian-themed burger, I decided to use a combination of one pound (each) ground beef and pork.  To season the burger patties, I used sliced green onion, allspice and ground ginger-- and then I added cilantro.

I shaped eight patties, and pressed an indentation in the middle (this prevents the burger from "buckling" so that they grill nice and flat).  


For a little crunchy texture, I decided to make a quick mayonnaise-free slaw.  I had a bag of pre-cut cabbage and I added a little red cabbage (for color) and shredded some carrots. I added about a cup of the freshly sliced pineapple.  For the dressing, I used rice vinegar, honey-mustard, poppy seeds, a little garlic, salt & pepper and some sugar.  (I'll create a printable recipe card at the end of this post.)


You can use any kind of vinegar, really. I chose rice vinegar, because I didn't want the dressing to overpower the flavors in the burger.

My husband fired up our Weber grill with briquettes, and we were both pretty hungry.

Since it was just the three of us, I stacked the remaining patties in between waxed paper and froze them.

It took about 5 minutes, per side, for the burgers to be grilled. Once they were flipped, we slathered them with the barbecue sauce.  The pineapple slices were grilled for about 4 minutes. 

Let's build a burger:  On the bottom half of a grilled hamburger bun, place the pineapple. Lay the patty on top.

Add a layer of slaw...

Top with the bun, and dig in!  

TASTING NOTES: I loved the texture of the hamburger patty.  The seasonings weren't overpowering, but spot on. The barbecue sauce has a little bit of kick to it!  I loved the crunch of the slaw, as well.  You might be wondering a few things? Do you have to use fresh pineapple? No, canned sliced pineapple works just as well. Do you have to make your own slaw? No, you can buy it-- or use lettuce instead. Do you have to make your own hamburger buns? No, not at all!  But...if you'd like to know how to make your own, in less than an hour, I will share that recipe on my next post. (Click here for the Hamburger Bun Recipe.)

*****Giveaway has ended and the winner has been announced*******
 
Target Stores sent me a hotdog grilling basket and a set of plastic serving baskets (pictured with the grilled hot dog, above) and a $25.00 gift card to giveaway to a lucky reader. If you'd like to win this prize, just leave a comment below.  I'd be curious to hear what your favorite thing is to grill-- or just say "hi".  You can win extra entries by following me on my Facebook Fan Page and leaving a comment that you've done so.  You can also follow me on twitter, and tweet that you are.

I will pick a winner on Friday, September 20th and announce the winner on the following day-- Saturday. Just a few rules-- you must leave comments here, and not on my Facebook Fan Page. I can only ship within the 48-states-- sorry. You must have an email address where I can contact you-- so anonymous comments won't help...unless you want to post your email address.
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59 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

We love to grill steak!

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Ally said...

Mmmmm I love to grill burgers/hotdogs or potatoes. They always taste extra yummy on the grill!

Ally said...

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Anonymous said...

Love to grill burgers and chicken.

Carol D said...

I follow you on Facebook.

Rhonda Beigert said...

This looks super yummy! I'm following you on twitter.

Rhonda Beigert said...

I'm following you on facebook too. Thanks for the giveaway!

JC said...

I like to grill wild salmon.

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Mimi G said...

We love burgers, hotdogs and pork steak. Also fish on the grill!

Holly said...

Most things are better grilled! I love doing veggie kabobs with pineapple :)

Joanne said...

I'm making veggie burgers today so I would definitely say that summer is not over yet! And neither is grilling season. Way to keep the grilling love alive!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Good looking burger and great photo. Slaw without mayonnaise? Count me in!
Sam

Heather Babcock said...

We love to grill chicken.

AdriBarr said...

That is one glorious and tempting burger. Plus, I must say, your entire presentation/photo essay and writing rivals any cooking magazine out there. Your level of professionalism is to be admired. I hope Target is VERY appreciative of you and your efforts on their behalf. We shop there all the time, and their products really are wonderful - and getting better all the time. Foodiewife, you have done yourself AND Target proud with this presentation. As for what we like to grill - I'd say steak. It's so fast.

christopher sorel said...

I grill steak, burgers and kabobs. The rest like chicken, beef brisket and pork I smoke

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Pnutsmom said...

Can't grill where I live, but the recipe looks great & the slaw...yum.

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karenalbro said...

Looks delish and love Target!

Big Dude said...

That's a great creation Debbie - it looks and sounds delicious. I need to remember to make the helix cut on my next batch of dogs. Our favorite on the grill is burgers.

AubreyLaine said...

I love to grill hamburgers.
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Rita Strong said...

We love to grill steak and hamburgers! I am going to try this recipe next...it looks delicious!! :)

Velva said...

College football has indeed arrived (Go Gators!), it is late summer and it is still very hot. The grill is always open at my house. Ribs and burgers on the weekend is common.

Your burgers rock! Thanks for sharing it.

Velva

Annette said...

My favorite thing to grill is chicken.

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kellyr78 said...

I love to grill salmon, but others in my family like turkey burgers.
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Christine said...

Love to grill fillet mignon. Sadly it doesn't happen very often due to the $$$. :)

Lori A. said...

We love to grill burgers and asparagus!

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momofnine said...

This burger recipe looks terrific! I really appreciate the tip to indent the burger. I have been really frustrated lately by the shape of my grilled burgers. Thank you and I can't wait to try this recipe!

Tabathia said...

I love grilling chicken breast

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Heather Spooner said...

I love to grill corn on the cob. Thanks!

rachel said...

And now I'm in the mood for grilling burgers! I think that might have to be done this week. :)

Susan C said...

My favorite thing to grill - spicy chicken wings.

Lisa Brown said...

i love to grill chicken
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betty baez said...

I love grilling kabobs angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Anonymous said...

I enjoy grilling corn and asparagus and some hot doggies too....Love your blog, love Target and could use the prizes! It is now the 210 days of rain and ice and snow coming to our area, Iuse my George foreman grill and grill up everything..ciao & love X() from mary s. at momanddad00@clear.net!!!!!!!!!!!

Whitney said...

Holy moley, that burger sounds amazing! I'm stealing that recipe for sure. :)

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I also follow you on Twitter, and tweeted about this recipe:
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Vivacious Ramsey said...

I love the grilled salmon, skeak, or sausage links

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Vunda Vall said...

we love grilling corn on the cob!
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Julie said...

we love to grill pork on the grill
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Jenn Nahrstadt said...

asparagus is my favorite thing to grill!

Vera Khule said...

Oh we love to cook all kinds of veggies on the grill. vera khule at gmail dot com

sharonjo said...

My favorite thing to grill is kebabs--putting just about anything on a stick and grilling it. Thank you!
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