PINEAPPLE AND CILANTRO BURGERS

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The weather is finally warming up and we are taking all of our meals outdoors. That’s right friends, I have very little indoor plans for the next two months! We are so excited about it, that Alex and I went out and purchased a grill!!  We have been wanting one for a while and it just so happened that we found a floor model on sale! yes!  Best way I know to celebrate this warm weather is to make my Pineapple and Cilantro Turkey Burgers. Friends, this is not your regular burger.  These burgers are HUGE, messy, and absolutely delicious!
Most of the time I try to stay away from the mess, but not this time. This time I teamed up with Dixie Ultra® Paper Plates, because I know that they can stand up to the heaviest messiest foods, because of their Soak Proof Shield™  and their FlexProof™ technology. I stocked up on these plates and use them everyday.  They are microwave safe, recyclable, cut resistant and they have a new, innovative rim so all the food actually stays on the plate! Win!
My favorite part of this burger is all of the cilantro and the grilled pineapple is super sweet and makes the burger taste so good!

Pineapple and Cilantro Turkey Burgers

Ingredients
  • 3 garlic cloves- minced
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • One bunch cilantro- chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 lbs of ground turkey
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • 6 fresh pineapple rings
  • 1 red onion- caramelized
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Cilantro spread

  • Bunch of cilantro
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 tsp of fresh ginger grated
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup of greek yogurt

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl mix together the garlic, cumin, eggs, salt, pepper, cumin and cilantro until well combined
    2. Add the ground beef and incorporate with your hands being careful not to overwork the meat
    3. Form into 6 patties and set aside
    4. Heat the grill to medium high heat and oil the grates
    5. Brush the pineapple rings with a little oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper
    6. Place them on the prepared grill and grill the pineapple for approximately 3 minutes per side
    7. While the pineapples are grilling add the burgers to the grill and grill for approximately 7 minutes (covered) per side (make sure it’s cooked through)
    8. During the last minute of grilling place the caramelized onions on top of the patty; cover the grill and let the onions heat up
    9. Toast the buns on the grill for about 1 minute
Cilantro Spread
    1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth
    2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve
Assembling
  1. Place the burgers on the toasted buns
  2. Add a pineapple ring on top of the burger patty (and caramelized onions)
  3. Spread some of the cilantro spread on the other half of the bun
  4. Serve with corn on the cob or your heaviest side dish… these Dixie Ultra® paper plates can take it because their 10 inch plates can handle up to 2 pounds of food!!

 

I found these awesome plates at Target, and you can save 10% on Dixie Ultra 5/25-6/8 by using this Cartweel offer! 
I have a confession to make. I need these burgers for the first time when Alex and I were dating because I wanted to win him over. To this day he says this is how he knew that I was the one. I’m pretty sure he knew way before that, but it sure helped to have these burgers in my bag of tricks.  They are also really good for kids. The grilled pineapple give it a sweet and tangy flavor that my kids totally go for.
I am looking forward to all of the grilling, heavy messes and out door directivity’s this summer.
Want more grilling inspiration?  Check out this website! 

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