Thursday, August 12, 2010

Aloha Burgers

1 can (8 ounces) sliced pineapple
3/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1 pound ground beef
1 large sweet onion, sliced
1 tablespoon butter
4 lettuce leaves
4 sesame seed or onion buns, split and toasted
4 slices Swiss cheese
4 bacon strips, cooked

Drain pineapple juice into a small bowl; add teriyaki sauce. Place 3 tablespoons in a resealable plastic bag. Add pineapple; toss to coat and set aside. Shape beef into four patties; place in an 8-in. square baking dish. Pour the remaining teriyaki sauce mixture over patties; marinate for 5-10 minutes, turning once.

Drain and discard teriyaki marinade. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-9 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender, about 5 minutes; set aside.

Drain and discard pineapple marinade. Place pineapple on grill or under broiler to heat through. Layer lettuce and onion on bottom of buns. Top with burgers, cheese, pineapple and bacon. Replace tops; serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

**I mixed my beef 1/2 and 1/2 with ground turkey, still very good!

Sausage Gravy

Sausage Gravy

1 pound ground pork (or you can get ground sausage and skip the seasonings)
2 teaspoons rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons water
1/4 cup flour (or 1/3 cup oat flour for a GF version)
2 cups milk

Cook pork with sage, black pepper, cayenne, salt and water.  Drain some of the fat off. Add the flour, stir to incorporate and cook for about 1 minute. Add milk slowly so not to cause lumps.  Cook until thickened. Serve over biscuits, homemade or whopped*.

* Whopped means the kind from the store. After you peel off the paper from the package you then 'whop' it on the counter to break the seal.

Also great over a Breakfast Slam
and used in the Chuckwagon Breakast