Even if you can’t get away on a vacation to a tropical beach right now, you can still get a taste of the islands at home. Just try this Hawaiian-inspired bacon-wrapped pineapple burger recipe, which should bring some tropical flavor to your backyard barbecue.
You can grill these burgers, or bake them in the oven. They can be finished under the broiler if you want your bacon to have an extra-crispy bite.
The clever thing about using bacon as the wrapping is that it holds the pineapple ring in place — no spilling the condiments out when you pick up the burger. TipHero has the full details, but here’s a quick look at the easy prep in a video:
One of the nice things about this recipe is that it can easily be made to suit a paleo or Whole30 diet. Just make sure you opt for canned pineapple that doesn’t have added sugar and is not packed in syrup.
You can also buy fresh pineapple rings from the market, or grab a whole pineapple and core it yourself to truly keep to the principles of these unprocessed-food diets. And to save yourself some hassle, you can try this easy (and kind of awe-inspiring) method for coring and cutting a pineapple.
As long your bacon and barbecue sauce is Whole30 and paelo approved (with no added sugars, like this Primal Kitchen barbecue sauce), this summery recipe will be an easy way to enjoy a burger without even missing the bun.
And if you are looking for burger recipes that are a bit healthier, consider going green — avocado green, that is. Most of the time we think a burger just isn’t complete without cheese, but if you are trying to cut back on dairy, try this twist. Stuff your burger with creamy avocado and you won’t even miss the moo. Find the recipe at Civilized Caveman.
Or, try this recipe for Whole30 burgers made with roasted red pepper and basil sauce. This sauce is so flavorful and naturally sweet, you won’t miss the usual sugar-laden condiments like ketchup and barbecue sauce. Find the full recipe at Parsnips and Pastries.
Regardless of which burger you choose, serve with a fresh green salad or roasted sweet potatoes fries and you will have a heavenly summer feast.
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