Annabelle Breakey
YieldsServes 4
Grilled sweet and salty Spam and pineapple and Maui onion make these pork burgers a standout. If you can't find Hawaiian sandwich rolls, cut thick slices of Hawaiian sweet bread from a loaf. Serve with classic macaroni salad and any drink with an umbrella.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Heat a grill to medium heat (350° to 450°). In a medium bowl, mix pork, salt, and pepper until just combined (do not overmix). Divide into 4 portions and form into 1/2-in. patties with a slight depression in the center of each to help them cook evenly. Brush burgers with oil.

Step 2
2

Whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, and lime juice in a small bowl to combine. Brush pineapple and Spam slices with soy mixture.

Step 3
3

Grill burgers, pineapple, Spam, and onion, turning once, until burger is cooked through, grill marks form on pineapple and Spam, and onion softens, about 3 minutes for Spam and 7 minutes for other ingredients. Grill rolls, cut side down, until grill marks form, about 2 minutes.

Step 4
4

Spread bottoms of rolls with mayonnaise. Top with burgers, onion, pineapple, and Spam. Spoon a small amount of coleslaw on each and cover with tops of rolls.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per burger.

Ingredients

 1 pound ground pork
 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
 1/2 teaspoon pepper
 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice
 4 slices pineapple, about 1/2 in. thick, peeled and cored
 4 slices Spam, about 1/4 in. thick (about 5 oz.)
 4 slices Maui onion or other sweet onion, about 1/4 in. thick
 4 Hawaiian sandwich rolls (about 11 oz. total)
 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  Homemade or store-bought coleslaw (preferably made with finely shredded red and green cabbage)

Directions

Step 1
1

Heat a grill to medium heat (350° to 450°). In a medium bowl, mix pork, salt, and pepper until just combined (do not overmix). Divide into 4 portions and form into 1/2-in. patties with a slight depression in the center of each to help them cook evenly. Brush burgers with oil.

Step 2
2

Whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, and lime juice in a small bowl to combine. Brush pineapple and Spam slices with soy mixture.

Step 3
3

Grill burgers, pineapple, Spam, and onion, turning once, until burger is cooked through, grill marks form on pineapple and Spam, and onion softens, about 3 minutes for Spam and 7 minutes for other ingredients. Grill rolls, cut side down, until grill marks form, about 2 minutes.

Step 4
4

Spread bottoms of rolls with mayonnaise. Top with burgers, onion, pineapple, and Spam. Spoon a small amount of coleslaw on each and cover with tops of rolls.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per burger.

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