Pineapple Burger Stack with Avocado Salsa
Make the ultimate burger this summer with this recipe for a Pineapple Burger Stack with Avocado Salsa. The combination of grilled pineapple, jalapeño and avocado combine perfectly to create a sweet, spicy and creamy flavor.
- 2 O Organics® ground beef patties, (4-ounce)
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 fresh sliced pineapple rounds, 1/2-inch thick
- 2 thick-sliced red onion rounds, 1/4-inch thick
- 2 handfuls baby spinach
- oil of choice (to brush grill)
- ½ cup diced red and yellow cherry tomatoes
- ¼ cup diced avocado (ripe)
Heat grill to medium-high and lightly brush with oil.
Sprinkle burgers with paprika and salt (both sides), rubbing in all over. Place on grill, along with pineapple rounds, red onion rounds and jalapeño. Grill burgers, pineapple and onion 4-5 minutes on each side, to desired doneness. Check pineapple— it is done when it is juicy and has good grill marks.
Grill jalapeño 4 minutes total, flipping halfway through cooking time. Remove jalapeño from grill and let cool. Discard the ribs and seeds. Dice the rest and add it to a bowl with diced tomatoes and avocado. Sprinkle with salt and toss salsa.
Remove pineapple from grill. Top each pineapple round with a small handful of spinach. Add red onion on top of the spinach and then the burger. Scoop avocado salsa and pile on top of the two pineapple burger stacks. Serve immediately.
Step 5 :: Helpful suggestions
Cook burger to desired doneness: Medium Rare (130-135°): 7 minutes total; Medium (135-150°): 8 minutes total; Medium Well (150-165°): 9 minutes total; Well Done (165° and higher): 10 minutes total - For milder salsa, substitute bell pepper for jalapeño - Add cilantro to the top of the burger stack, if desired!
All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.