Sweet Hawaiian Mini Burgers
1 pound ground beef (95% lean)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
4 canned pineapple slices
12 Hawaiian sweet or small whole wheat dinner rolls, split
1/4 cup Stubb’s Sticky Sweet Barbeque Sauce
1/4 cup pineapple preserves
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
Combine ground beef and Worcestershire sauce in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into twelve 1/2-inch thick mini patties. Set aside.
Combine sauce ingredients in small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
Place pineapple slices on rack in broiler pan; brush with sauce. Place pan in oven so surface of pineapple is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 4 minutes, turning once and brushing with sauce. Remove pineapple, keep warm.
Place patties on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 7 to 8 minutes for medium (160°F) doneness, until beef is not pink in center and juices show no pink color, turning once and brushing burgers with remaining sauce after turning.
Cut each pineapple slice into thirds. Line bottom of each roll with lettuce, top with burger, then with pineapple piece. Close sandwiches. Makes 4 servings.
Cook’s Tip: Cook’s Tip: Other fun and flavorful toppers could include tomato slices, cucumber slices, red bell pepper strips and shredded carrots.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.
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