Chipotle Hawaiian Burgers with Sriracha Mayo and Grilled Pineapple

for those who need a burger recipe for a Memorial Day barbecue. this was just Sunday dinner us :)

Ingredients for Burgers

Ground chuck patties (80% lean, 20% fat) or ground chuck made your way - I used patties from my local butcher to save on time

The seasonings show in the photo + smoked paprika

1 tbsp canola oil

Pepper Jack cheese 

Fresh pineapple slices, seasoned with tiny bit of salt and pepper

Burger toppings (I used spinach and fresh steakhouse tomatoes)

Burger buns of your choice - I toasted some Brioche buns

Ingredients for Sriracha Mayo

2 tbsp Kraft olive oil mayo 

1 tbsp Sriracha

1 tbsp [good quality] Thousand Island dressing 

Small squeeze of lemon juice


Prepare your burgers in your favorite way. I seasoned my patties with Chipotle sea salt, fresh cracked peppercorns, and a small amount of smoke paprika

I cooked them in a cast iron skillet for evenness and a nice outer exterior. I placed a piece of pepper jack cheese on each burger and covered the skillet so that the cheese would melt

I grilled the pineapple on an indoor George Foreman grill and toasted the buns in the oven for a few minutes (I didn’t want the bread too crunchy)

I assembled my burger how I like with spinach, extra Sriracha mayo and two big slices of tomato

Served alongside fresh crinkle sweet potato fries


Granted, it’s not a chocolate chip cookie made with real butter. However this “healthy cookie” recipe a friend shared on FB is pretty tasty.

3 smashed bananas
1/3 cup applesauce
2 cups oats
¼ cup almond milk (I used 1% regular milk)
½ cup raisins (no raisins in the house so I used a handful of dark chocolate chips)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.