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How to Cook a Hawaiian Aloha Burger

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Learn how to prepare a Hawaiian aloha burger.

Learn how to prepare a Hawaiian aloha burger.

The aloha burger, also known as a Hawaiian burger, is famous all over the world. What makes this burger special is the addition of sliced pineapple, which offers extra juiciness to the burger. The combination of the savory meat and the sweet pineapple produces a unique culinary experience. Often served with teriyaki sauce, this burger is also complemented by ketchup or mayonnaise. Try this simple Aloha burger recipe at home.

Aloha burger

Aloha burger

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

3 min

15 min

18 min

1 serving


  • 1 burger bun
  • 1 slice pineapple
  • 1 burger patty
  • lettuce
  • pickled cucumber, sliced
  • tomato, sliced
  • mayonnaise
  • ketchup
  • cooking oil
  • French fries (optional side dish)


For Preparation:

  • 1 large plate
  • chopping board
  • knife

For Cooking:

  • grill pan
  • fry pan
  • turner
  • tong
  • strainer
  • bowl


  1. Clean and slice all of the vegetables. Set aside.
  2. Cook burger patty according to instructions. Set aside.
  3. Deep-fry French fries until slightly golden brown. Remove from the heat.
  4. Toast buns with butter.
  5. Re-fry French fries until golden brown or crispy. Remove from the heat. Season with salt.
  6. Assemble the burger. Spread some mayonnaise and ketchup on the bottom half of the bun.
  7. Arrange the lettuce, pickled cucumber, tomato, burger patty and sliced pineapple. Finally, top with the other half of the bun.
  8. Transfer the burger to a plate with French fries on the side.
  9. Serve with your favorite drink, French fries, and condiments.
A Hawaiian burger, also known as an aloha burger

A Hawaiian burger, also known as an aloha burger

Tips and Techniques

  • Toast the inner part of the buns to avoid sogginess.
  • Maintain the outer part of the bun untoasted for softer outside texture.
  • Grill the sliced pineapple to produce a char flavor.
  • Double-fry the French fries for a crunchier texture.
  • Add other vegetables such as onion, if desired.

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Travel Chef (author) from Manila on February 05, 2020:

Hi Pamela,

Aloha burger is quite an uncommon burger. Though I can assure you that it's a type that you can really enjoy.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on February 05, 2020:

Hello Louise,

If you actually love eating pineapple, for sure you will enjoy this aloha burger recipe.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on February 05, 2020:

Hi Eric,

Yes, you could use our burger with oatmeal recipe for a healthier version of this aloha burger.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on February 05, 2020:

Hi Alyona,

Me too! The combination of the savory sweet flavor plus the juiciness of it makes the whole burger more enjoyable to eat.

Alyona Gorbatova from Russia, Sochi on January 26, 2020:

I like the combination of pineapple with meat. Thanks for the recipe!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 25, 2020:

Look likes fun to make and eat. I will give it a shot. Maybe use an oatmeal type burger.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on January 25, 2020:

Thanks for the recipe. That really does look delicious. I shall definitely be giving this a go.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 25, 2020:

Yhid Aloha burger looks very good. I've never had one quite like this but I would love to try it. Thanks for the recipe.

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