This summer has been so sultry, I can hardly stand going outside, not even to fire up the grill. But, I wanted hamburgers one day and decided to pull out an old recipe calling for broiling the hamburgers in my stove thereby staying in my nice, air conditioned home. The Beefburgers Hawaiian recipe is one I discovered in my 1971 Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library under the heading of ‘Impromptu Party Fare’. What makes them Hawaiian hamburgers, you ask? I would say it is the use of soy sauce and pineapple tidbits.
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup salad oil
¼ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons catsup
1 tablespoon vinegar
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 ½ pounds ground beef
1 ½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 can (13 ½ ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
6 slices bacon
- Mix garlic, salad oil, soy sauce, catsup, vinegar and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Mix thoroughly meat, salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Shape into 6 patties; press 5 or 6 pineapple tidbits into each.
- Place patties in glass dish; pour oil mixture over patties. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
- Remove patties from marinade. Wrap bacon slice around each patty; secure with wooden picks. Place patties on rack in broiler pan. Set oven control at broil and/or 550°. Broil 5 inches from heat 12 to 15 minutes, turning once. Or cook on hibachi over hot coals 8 to 10 minutes on each side. 6 servings (
The marinade is easily assembled and gives the meat a wonderful taste. I love the soy sauce. The pineapple pieces add a nice cool, sweet taste to the burgers, I find interesting. Sometimes, I broil thick, generous slices of pineapple as a side garnish.
I have made these over many years and served with various sides. I prefer to serve with a nice cold side salad and ear of tender white corn. I have also served with brown and wild rice. No matter what you serve these tasty burgers with, they will be a welcome addition to your lunch or dinner table.
I have been a bit sporadic in my posting this summer. It seems as though the summer is just flying by. We have been very busy with traveling and family limiting my time in the kitchen. And, we have not been to any noteworthy restaurants of late.
Right now we have our nine-year-old grandson, Derek, visiting with us for about 10 days and, other than McDonalds, he has not developed a palate for finer culinary delights. But, we are working on him every day. We are, however, going to cook together several recipes from Emeril’s “There’s A Chef In My Soup!” It should be interesting.
Derek has spent the last week attending a number of events sponsored by our community. Derek participated in a Bean Bag Toss, a wonderful magic show, watched the movie “Hotel Transylvania and decorated cupcakes, cookies and ice cream. Somehow we managed to fit in time at the swimming pool, seeing the movie, “Despicable Me2, playing board and computer games. Busy, wonderful times at the Chartier household.
Derek’s sister, Maddy, has come to visit over the years and spent many fun hours in my kitchen preparing meals. Take a look at some of her contributions to our daily meals; Just Peachy! Peach cobbler, Breakfast for Dinner, Frenchy French Toast and others.
After church this morning, I sent Randy and Derek to the market to pick up some corn and cucumbers. All they talked about when they got back was how hot it was at the market. I did get a few cucumbers, but no corn. A nice surprise though was Derek picking out a great watermelon. I can just taste the cool, wet melon now. Wonderful!!!