Island Burgers with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

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What You Need:

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • salt and black pepper
  • dash garlic salt
  • 1 pineapple, peeled and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper, diced
  • ⅛ cup pickled ginger, diced
  • ⅛ cup soy sauce
  • ⅛ cup rice wine vinegar
  • pinch salt and black pepper
  • hamburger buns

How to Make It:

  1. Heat grill to medium.  Brush lengths of pineapple with cooking oil and place on grill.  Cook, turning a few times, until pineapple is hot and has good grill marks.  Remove to cutting board and allow to cool.
  2. Cut pineapple into small pieces and put in bowl; add sweet red bell pepper, pickled ginger, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and salt and pepper; toss to combine, taste and adjust seasonings.  Refrigerate until burgers are ready.
  3. Turn grill up to high for burgers.  Form the beef into1/2 thick patties, season with salt, pepper, and dash of garlic powder.
  4. When grill is ready, cook burgers 3 to 4 minutes, flip, then continue grilling for 3 to 4 minutes or until done as desired.
  5. Serve hot burgers on hamburger buns (toasted on the grill if desired) with a large spoonful of chilled pineapple salsa.