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tropical paradise cheesburgers

My husband Tony and I came up with this idea after a vacation to Florida. We had purchased a bottle of Pineapple wine on a lark, and once we returned home, we developed this recipe to go with the wine. I can truly say it isn't like any other burger I've had. Some people we know have been turned off by the strange ingredients, but almost everyone who has tried them has been amazed by their great flavor.


1 lb. of ground angus beef (80% lean 20% fat)
1 4 oz. container of Athenos feta cheese crumbled with basil and tomato
1 8 oz. can of Dole crushed pineapple
1 medium red onion
4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
1 pkg. Kings Hawaiin sandwich rolls
a pinch of white pepper


place beef in a large bowl, add to the bowl 1/2 of package(2 oz.) of basil tomato feta cheese. Mix briefly with clean hands. Next, open and drain can of crushed pineapple. Add pineaplle to meat mixture. Add the pinch of pepper. Mix thoroughly. Form into four equal patties. These are to be grilled outdoors, doesn't make a huge difference if its gas or charcoal. Place on grill. Meanwhile split and toast the rolls, and thinly slice the red onion. When the bugers are done, top each immediately with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese. Place each burger on a toasted roll and top with the red onion (I prefer two, slightly overlapping slices).


This is an unusual combination to be sure, but the end result is delicious. Go on, Live deliciously and have a tropical paradise cheesburger!