Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

The Pineapple Bun

6 WWPP Posted by 3 years ago 18 Comments

This isn’t a recipe just an idea I had to share. I can’t believe how good it was!

I’ve never had grilled pineapple. Can you believe it? I just never really had the desire to grill it before. When you love something raw sometimes it doesn’t occur to you to cook it. Why mess with a good thing?

Well, I was wrong.

The Pineapple Bun

Grilled pineapple is fantabulous! It’s warm, sweet and meaty. Sandwich a burger patty in-between and you’ve got a whole twist on dinner. Sure, sometimes I want to pick up a burger on a bun but other times I want to have a little fun. This was fun.

  • 4 oz lean beef
  • 2 slices of pineapple about 1/2 in thick

Grill the patty according to your taste. I’m a medium-rare girl myself. Halfway though cooking add the pineapple to the grill. Grill about 3-4 minutes a side.

Remove everything from the grill and sandwich the patty between the 2 slices of pineapple.

The Pineapple Bun - step 1

Eat with a fork.

The Pineapple Bun - fork

With the pineapple there was no need for ketchup! I served the burgers alongside baked beans and grilled Brussels sprouts.

The Pineapple Bun - dinner

Of course the boys had regular buns. The husband would NEVER go for something like this. Ever.

Are you a grilled pineapple fan? How do you eat them?

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
250 11g 2g old: 5.5 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
11g 5g 15g 23g

See other recipes using: ground beef, pineapple

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    Krista S.

    April 15, 2012

    Whoa, nelly! That looks amazing! I don't like burgers much at all, but this might change my mind. Reply


    April 15, 2012

    Haha, my first thought was what your husband thought of it!! I was suprised, but then I read that bottom line of your post. :) Personally, I think it looks delicious. Can't go wrong with grilled pineapple! Reply


    April 15, 2012

    How did you deal with the center part of the pineapple?? At least when raw, the center part is too rough to eat. Maybe cooking it makes it tender? (Loved the idea, BTW) Reply


    April 15, 2012

    It did soften enough. I didn't even notice it! Reply


    April 15, 2012

    omg omg omg my husband just introduced me to the glory that is grilled pineapple! I was like...that sounds yummy and he did it. Soooo good! Did you cook those beans in their can?? Is it safe to do that with the metal? I just know you can't leave metal out in the fridge, but I didn't know if it would release bht or whatever the hell that gas that's in plastic... Reply


    April 16, 2012

    I'm sure someone will tell me I'm killing myself but I do it with all cans that don't have that white lining. Reply

    Thea @ It's Me Vs. Me

    April 16, 2012

    oooooh... that looks GOOD! Makes me think of my favorite Red Robin burger. I'll have to try that sometime... Reply


    April 16, 2012

    Oooo that looks good. I want to try that but with spiral ham layered over a pineapple. (I love Hawaiian pizza so anything meat and pineapple is delicious). Reply


    April 16, 2012

    This is a fantastic idea... just in time for grilling season! the can of beans is awesome- just like camping. i never think to do that at home but it makes sense. Reply


    April 16, 2012

    great idea. I love grilled pineapple . I will try this instead of bun Reply


    April 16, 2012

    The beans are cooked in the can in the factory, it is perfectly fine to heat them up in the can. :-) My DH used to work in a cannery, actually used to make a lot of different things commercially. Right now he oversees the Quality Control for a plant that makes mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese, as well as other items, both for home use and for restaurants. Reply

    Jamie H

    April 16, 2012

    YUMMY. I have never tried brussel sprouts. How did you fix those on the grill?? Reply


    April 17, 2012

    You should also try it over chicken. As well as some fresh pico or a fruited salsa - DELISH and loww WW+ Reply


    April 17, 2012

    My FAVE way to eat grilled pineapple is drizzled with a bit of Nutella, but that isn't the healthiest treat :-P Still, healthier than chocolate chip cookies or cake! Ground beef seems so expensive these days; I'll bet this would taste really good with ground turkey or even pork! Reply


    April 17, 2012

    Jaime - I just put them in a grill pan and spray with a little non-stick and salt. I have a picture of them in this post... Reply


    April 18, 2012

    Love that idea! I would never have thought of it...but it sounds fantastic, and I'm going to do it next time we bbq!! Reply


    April 24, 2012

    What a great idea. I wonder what other sandwiches we can make with Pineapple Buns? Reply


    May 4, 2013

    Grilled or broiled pineapple with cinnamon on it and then served over top of plain Greek yogurt (with a drizzle of something sweet...I use no sugar added ED Smith syrup) is AMAZING! Love pineapple :) Reply