These paleo Grilled Pineapple BBQ Burgers are sweet, tangy and delicious! Great for a day of grilling, and made with whole-food ingredients!
Hello, dear readers! I’m so sorry that I have taken so long to post another recipe, but there will be a few new and yummy recipes coming your way soon! How is the first month of the year going for everyone? I hope you are all doing fantastic and having a wonderful year so far.
This year is off to a good start, and I’m really getting a handle on my eating. Which is good, because I kid of have to. With a few doctor’s appointments, I have discovered a couple of things about my body that I didn’t know before. I learned that my body has trouble digesting protein (most likely a result of my past unhealthy choices), which is causing a high level of uric acid in my body, which is causing kidney stones. That’s fun. I also learned that I am allergic to soy. I try to stay away from soy anyway, but I haven’t really been reading labels like I should. You’d be surprised at how many things have soy in it. The protein bars I used to eat, the dairy-free coffee creamer I used, even chewing gum. When looking at the allergen menus of the restaurants we frequent, almost every dish has a dot under the “soy” column. Gah! So I really need to start paying attention to ingredients. It sucks a little because I really wanted to go to a Chinese restaurant the other night, but I realized that practically everything is cooked in soy.
I don’t mind too much since, like I said, I try to avoid it anyway, but every once in a while I like to indulge and eat Chinese, or indulge in some packaged gluten-free cookies, or pick up a protein bar, and a lot of those things I would get had soy in it. Which would probably explain why I always had acid re-flux and a runny nose.
But I digress. I mentioned we received a grill from my parents for Christmas, and I have been grilling almost every meal now, weather permitting. This is my first grilled recipe, and it was pretty tasty. Burgers just taste better grilled, don’t they? And I love grilled pineapples!
I have this handy-dandy burger press that David bought that makes it very easy to make burger patties, and I use it every time I make burgers. Otherwise, I have a hard time making even patties.
If you don’t have a grill, this can also be made in the pan.
- I pineapple cored and sliced
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 small red onion diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
For the sauce: Whisk the water and arrowroot powder together and place in a saucepan. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients and turn the heat to medium-low. Whisk the sauce until it has slightly thickened, then remove from heat.
In a large mixing bowl, mix the ingredients for the burgers together until well-combined.
Divide into four equal portions and form the meat into burger patties.
Pre-heat a grill to medium-high heat.
Place the burgers and pineapples on the grill when it becomes hot and close the lid. Do not place the pineapples over direct flame.
Cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until burger is cooked to your liking.
Top the burgers with some of the sauce and the grilled pineapples.
Serve on lettuce buns, or eat with a fork and knife! Enjoy!
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