If you follow us on Instagram (@fruitfuldayuae in case you don’t),, you’ll know this is the week of the pineapple! Pineapple is great in a fruit salad, but there’s lots of other unique ways to incorporate pineapples in your meals. Here’s a fun idea to do something a little different, a pineapple burger!
Usually cutting out bread or gluten can often make people feel deprived as they can no longer enjoy foods like a burger. This substitute with a pineapple is tasty and colorful. However, remember to choose pasture raised beef, not only is the fatty acid profile much more favorable, you’ll also be doing a service to the environment by avoiding industrialized meats.
Have we told you lately if you were a fruit, you’d be a fine-apple?
Pineapple Burger (makes 5 small patties)
Ingredients for the patties
- 500g pasture raised beef
- 1 tsp salt
- ¾ tsp dried oregano
- ¾ tsp dried thyme
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 1 large tomato
- 1 large onion
- 5 cross section slices of pineapple
- 5 slices of pasture raised aged cheddar cheese
- 5 lettuce leaves
METHOD for patties
1. Put two skillets on medium heat and turn on the grill/broiler on the oven.
2. Mix all spices and salt and add to the ground beef mixture mixing thoroughly.
3. Bring about 100g (a palm sized) amount of ground beef mixture together in your hands and shape it into a burger patty.
4. Slice tomato, onion and pineapple into 1cm thick slices.
4. Put a small amount of ghee on the skillet and then add the burgers.
5. As they cook add the tomato, onion and pineapple to the other skillet.
6. Flip the patties after 5 minutes or so and cook the other side for an equal amount of time (or longer depending on the doneness you prefer)
7. Remove vegetables and pineapple from the skillet as and when they are done. done. The tomato will cook quickly, the pineapple next and the onion last.
8. Once the burger is ready, place a slice of cheese over the top and place in the oven to melt the cheese.
9. Remove from the oven and assemble all layers on top of the lettuce leave.