Bacon Pineapple Burgers with Sweet Chili Mayo

Raven Higheagle


This is like a burger on drugs. It has four components which I will argue to the death are incredibly important for this burger to be all OMG and you-must-eat-right-now or life will end.
In between these two toasted buns (which I totally slathered with melted butter before toasting, because LIFE) is a fontina smothered burger… topped with bacon… topped with caramelized pineapple… topped with candied jalapenos… and finished off with a spread of sweet chili mayo.
It’s all my dreams come true.
Like I just want to tell it to shut up. I can’t handle how delicious it is.

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Serves 4
5 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


jalapeño peppers, sliced
1/2 c
apple cider vinegar
1 3/4 c
1 tsp
garlic powder
pineapple rings
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
1 lb
ground beef
1 tsp
1 tsp
2 clove
garlic, minced
6 oz
fontina cheese, sliced
8 slice
thick cut apple wood smoked bacon, cooked crisp
1/2 c
3 Tbsp
sweet chili sauce
kaiser rolls, toasted and brushed with melted butter

How to Make Bacon Pineapple Burgers with Sweet Chili Mayo


  • 1To make the candied jalapeños:

    Add the vinegar, sugar and garlic powder to a small saucepan over medium heat and whisk until the sugar dissolves.
  • 2Allow the mixture to boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 3Add in the peppers and stir with a wooden spoon, making sure all of the slices are submerged.
  • 4Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 5Remove the peppers with a slotted spoon and place them in a jar or a bowl.
  • 6Continue to cook the liquid for another 5 minutes until it has reduced by half, then pour it over the jalapeños.
  • 7Allow the peppers to cool completely - you can do this a day ahead of time too.
  • 8To make the caramelized pineapple:

    Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add butter.
  • 9Add the pineapple rings and cook until they are golden and caramelized, about 5 minutes per side.
  • 10To make the burgers:

    Mix the ground beef with the salt, pepper and minced garlic until combined.
  • 11Form the burgers into 4 equal patties.
  • 12You can grill the burgers but if I'm photographing, it's easier for me to cook them in a skillet.
  • 13I usually add a tablespoon of butter and cook on medium high heat until the burgers reach medium-well doneness. About 4 minutes per side.
  • 14In the last minute, I add the cheese on top and cover the burgers, allowing it to melt.
  • 15To make the sweet chili mayo:

    Whisk together the mayonnaise and chili sauce in a bowl until combined.
  • 16To assemble the burgers:

    Add the burgers to the bun and top it with the bacon, the pineapple and the candied jalapeños.
  • 17Spread the sweet chili mayo on top of the bun and serve immediately!

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