Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Best Pizza and Burgers of the Summer

He makes a really good "pretendwich" :)

We've been using our grill and staying outdoors as much as possible lately and I love it.  I'm a huge fan of no dishes and paper plate dinners at the patio table. Last night we made an award winning dinner, I did the prep work, Lucas did the grilling. We earned bragging rights to the best hamburger ever. You'll never guess it's two secret ingredients. I picked up the recipe from an old Taste Of Home magazine as we were cleaning out junk drawers and bookcases.

If burgers aren't your thing, I used one of the ingredients in the second recipe for a oven baked pizza. It's to die for and is just as tasty but with less calories!

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Hawaiin Burgers

Drain 8oz can of Crushed Pinapples, reserving 1/2 cup of the juice. Dump crushed pineapples into a large bowl with 1 Green Onion chopped, 1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce, and 1/2 tsp. each of Salt, Garlic Salt, Pepper. Mix these ingredients together then add 1 lb. Ground Beef or Ground Turkey and 1/2 lb Spicy Pork Sausage. Make your patties and grill them to your liking. Mix the reserved pineapple juice with ketchup for a special condiment. Serve burgers on Hawaiin Sweet rolls. 

I can promise you the men will love this burger. My husband went bat crazy over it. Honestly, I've never seen him get this excited about food ever before. I promise you, this is the trick to a mouth watering burger. Make extras because you'll want seconds!

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Hawaiin Barbecue Pizza

Choose your "Flat Out" Thin Crust Flat Bread for the pizza crust. If you haven't heard of these yet, click the link and buy them on your next shopping trip, they are healthy and super tasty! Lay your flat bread on a cookie sheet and spread a layer of your favorite Barbecue Sauce. Then layer on the toppings.... cubed pineapple, cooked/cut chicken, and spinach. Shred Mozzarella Cheese and Gorgonzola Cheese over top. Place in 350 degree oven for 8 minutes! 

I had to share these recipes with you, they're both SO good and include a summer time favorite of mine... Pineapples! Plus it reminds me of our days in Hawaii, when grilling and eating on the patio was a year round thing and pineapples were put on almost everything!

So you pick your fave! I'd love to know if you give either a try! 
These are both winning recipes and go great with a cold one :)

Happy grilling, happy summertime cookouts!

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Heather said...

These look delicious! I haven't tried a hawaiian theme for burgers before, sounds amazing though! I would love for you to share this at what i am eating http://www.townsend-house.com/2013/06/what-i-am-eating-32.html

Rachel said...

Those look so good!!!

Julia Z said...

Looks delish! I never thought of pineapples in a burger, but I might have to try that soon!

Amanda aka Manda said...

These look amazing!!!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

That Hawaiian BBQ Pizza looks so delish. I need to try this ASAP! Yum!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE bbq chicken pizza.. it's SO good! Love the pineapple addition! I will be on the search for this flat bread! Thanks for linking up with us!

Jessica Miller said...

These look amazing! I would have never thought of adding the pineapple, but I am loving it!

Great summer recipes! :)

Carly @ The Pinot Project said...

Ok, these sound seriously amazing! I will have to give them a shot and not tell my husband they have pineapple in them (he *thinks* he doesn't like it, but has no idea when I hide it in stuff!).

Grilling and paper plates with no clean up is one of the best parts of summer!

The Pinot Project

Maxine said...

It's official, this will be on our dinner menu next week!!! It looks so yummy!

Bitch on a Diet said...

yum! both those dishes look amazing!

Beth Boone said...

K, I just ate lunch, now I'm hungry again :)

Lauren {By Lauren M} said...

These both sound SO DELICIOUS! I'm a big fan of the flat out bread, so I'll definitely be giving the pizza a try asap!

Fizz and Frosting

Bri said...

Love the flatbread pizza idea!! I will definitely be looking for that brand the next time I go grocery shopping! :)

Jamie said...

I love that pizza. Sounds wonderful.

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Grilling makes me happy- less dishes! And that pizza looks delicious!!

Aleshea said...

Ohh, those look divine.

Unknown said...

Burger idea sounds delicious! It is nice to try new things sometimes.



Heather @ Pretty Strong Medicine said...

Oh man....I wish I could just grab that burger right through the internets. Love love love! stupid cleanse...

Aileen said...

Both of these look amazing! I wish we had a grill so we could make the burgers but I definitely want to try the pizza!

Unknown said...

I made burgers with pineapple in them once-- they had bacon too, they were sooo good. My husband however hates cooked pineapple and the kids don't care for any kind of pineapple. Somedays I feel like I can't win.

Thanks for sharing on our Healthy Tuesdays Blog Hop, I hope you will join us again next week!
Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

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