Photo: Annabelle Brakey; Styling: Dan Becker
YieldsServes 4
AuthorDorothy Reinhold, Malibu, CA,
Time: 30 minutes. Sweet barbecue sauce and zingy pineapple are a natural combo, and the English muffin "buns" are just the right size for the burgers.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for medium heat (350° to 450°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 5 to 7 seconds). In a small bowl, combine pineapple, barbecue sauce, and soy sauce. Set aside.

Step 2
2

In a medium bowl, combine pork, bread crumbs, onion, ginger, brown sugar, cayenne, and salt. Shape mixture into 4 patties. Cook, turning once, until slightly charred and cooked the way you like them, about 7 minutes total for medium.

Step 3
3

Put each burger on a muffin half. Top each with 2 basil leaves, about 2 tbsp. sauce, and the muffin top.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per burger.

Ingredients

 1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
 1 tablespoon soy sauce
 1 pound ground pork
 1/4 cup plain dried bread crumbs
 2 tablespoons minced onion
 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
 1/8 teaspoon salt
 4 English muffins, split and toasted
 8 large fresh basil leaves

Directions

Step 1
1

Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for medium heat (350° to 450°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 5 to 7 seconds). In a small bowl, combine pineapple, barbecue sauce, and soy sauce. Set aside.

Step 2
2

In a medium bowl, combine pork, bread crumbs, onion, ginger, brown sugar, cayenne, and salt. Shape mixture into 4 patties. Cook, turning once, until slightly charred and cooked the way you like them, about 7 minutes total for medium.

Step 3
3

Put each burger on a muffin half. Top each with 2 basil leaves, about 2 tbsp. sauce, and the muffin top.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per burger.

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