Aaaaare you achin’…Yup, Yup, Yup…Foooor some bacon?…Yup, Yup, Yup….Heeee’s a big pig…Yup, Yup….You can be a big pig too! Woo!
Pineapple. Bacon. Beef. BBQ Sauce. Floral leis and grass hula skirts optional but highly recommended. Add all these things together and you get one heck of a party in your mouth (feel free to shake it in your hula skirt as well…it only adds to the experience!).
I make no apologies for my dorkiness and I make no apologies for this outrageously good combination of flavours. As you are probably aware, I had my first experience with bacon a few weeks ago. I can’t say it was love at first bite, but these burgers have converted me. The combination of smoky bacon with the sweetness of the pineapple and barbecue sauce works really well to create a truly satisfying burger.
Hawaiian BBQ Bacon Burgers
(Gluten free, Dairy free, Low-FODMAP)
To me a good burger is more than just a slab of meat. I want them to be healthy, but also taste delicious. This recipe sneaks in fibre and extra nutrients with the addition of mashed pumpkin and gluten free rolled oats, which also keep them lovely and moist. Topped off with pineapple and a drizzle of barbecue sauce, these burgers are a sweet and savoury delight.
Prep Time: 15 mins Cooking Time: 10 mins
Makes 6 Burgers
- 4 – 5 slices nitrate-free, free range bacon
- 2 celery stalks or 1 small onion, finely diced (use celery for Low FODMAP)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ cup cooked mashed pumpkin
- ¼ cup gluten free rolled oats or quinoa flakes, ground into flour
- 2 tsp Worcester sauce
- 2 tsp low sugar barbecue sauce
- 1 tsp barbecue seasoning (no added salt)
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp fresh ground pepper, or to taste
- 2 egg whites
- 500g lean beef mince
- To serve: pineapple slices and extra barbecue sauce
- Place bacon in cold non-stick frying pan. Turn heat to medium to render the fat out of the bacon. Continue to cook for several minutes until lightly brown on both sides. Remove from pan and set aside. Once cool, trim excess fat away if you wish, and dice bacon.
- Add olive oil to rendered fat in pan and sauté celery (or onion) for 5 – 10 minutes until caramelized. Remove from pan and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine cooked celery, bacon, and remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly with clean hands and shape into 6 patties.
- Cook burgers on grill or in a non-stick pan for 4 – 5 minutes per side.
- Serve with pineapple slices and top with extra barbecue sauce.
To download a printable version click here: Hawaiian BBQ Bacon Burger
I actually ate this burger for breakfast along with a generous serving of steamed broccoli. Nothing like a bit of protein to get you going for the day right!
Are you a fan of bacon?
What other sweet and savoury combinations do you like?