Pork and Pineapple Smash Burger


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Pork and Pineapple Smash Burger

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    Swap ground beef for ground pork and add juicy fresh pineapple from Hy-Vee for a burst of flavor on these crispy-edged smash burgers. 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    ¼ c. plus 2 Tbsp. Hy-Vee teriyaki sauce, divided
    1 tbsp. bottled minced garlic
    1 tbsp. gingerroot, grated
    1 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
    1 lbs. fresh ground pork
    4 slice(s) fresh pineapple
    Hy-Vee kosher salt
    Hy-Vee coarse-ground black pepper
    4 Hy-Vee Bakery brioche hamburger buns, split
    Honey barbecue sauce, for serving
    Avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced for serving
    Pickled jalapeno slices, for serving
    Hy-Vee lightly salted crispy onions, for serving

    Things To Grab

    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Medium bowl
    • Plastic wrap
    • Large cast-iron skillet
    • Large spatula


    1. Combine teriyaki sauce, minced garlic, gingerroot, and parsley in a medium bowl. Add pork; gently mix. Shape into 4 meatballs. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, toss pineapple slices with teriyaki sauce; marinate at room temperature for 10 minutes.

    2. Preheat a charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over high heat. Place a large cast-iron griddle on grill rack to preheat. Remove meatballs from refrigerator; sprinkle with kosher salt and black pepper. Place meatballs 1 inch apart on hot griddle. Sear for 30 seconds. Smash burgers to ¼-inch thickness using a large spatula. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Turn over burgers; cook 4 to 6 minutes more or until burgers reach 160 degrees. During the last 3 to 5 minutes, place pineapple slices on grill grate; grill until charred and softened. 

    3. Butter and toast brioche hamburger buns. To assemble, brush bun bottoms with honey barbecue sauce; top each with a burger, avocado slices, pickled jalapeno slices, crispy onions, additional barbecue sauce, and bun top.

    Nutrition facts


    610 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 31g
    • Cholesterol: 115mg
    • Sodium: 1200mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 58g
    • Protein: 22g

    Daily Values

    Iron 10%
    Calcium 2%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 10%