This Hawaiian Pork Burger is the burger you didn’t know you needed… until now!

Burgers are by far one of the best things to quickly grill up and enjoy out on the patio! 99% of the time, most people are using ground beef which is delicious in it’s own respect.

Now, I would never go as far to imply being tired of beef burgers, but sometimes it’s nice to mix it up. This Hawaiian Pork Burger is by far one of my favorite burgers of all time. Juicy, salty pork, combined with the sweet pineapple and spicy mayo is one bite you’ll never forget.

Be sure to give this easy recipe a try next time you fire up the grill!

Ingredients you’ll need

The great thing about this burger is that it is packed with a ton of flavor, but it doesn’t require a ton of ingredients. The ingredients we are using provide such a wide variety of flavors, but bring such a great synergy to each and every bite.

Protein: 1 pound of freshly ground pork

Toppings: Slices of pineapple and red onion

Condiments: Mayo, Sriracha and Bachan’s BBQ Sauce

Seasoning: BBQ Rub – I used Reaper Rub from Blazing Start BBQ to add extra sweet heat to every bite.

How to make a Hawaiian Pork Burger

Start by taking 1 pound of freshly ground pork and forming it into 1/3 pound patties. Season each patty with your favorite BBQ rub that tastes great on pork.

Next, slice up one red onion into 1/4 inch thick slices. Then cut the rind off of the pineapple, remove the core and cut it into 1/2 inch thick slices.

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Hawaiian Pork Burger

This Hawaiian pork burger is the ultimate upgrade to burger night. Its sweet and spicy flavor profile will leave you craving another bite! Give the beef a rest and be sure to try out this super juicy pork burger!

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 3 burgers 1x


  • 1 pound of ground pork
  • 1 pineapple 
  • 1 medium size red onion
  • 3 Brioche buns
  • 3 tbsp Mayo
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha 
  • 1 tbsp Bachan’s BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tbsp BBQ rub 


  1. Form the ground pork into 1/3 pound patties and season them with a salt, pepper, garlic blend.
  2. Trim up your pineapple, cut them into 1 inch thick round slices and season with your favorite BBQ rub.
  3. Cut the red onion into 1/2 inch thick slices and cook them in a skillet for 5 minutes over medium heat until they become translucent.
  4. Grill the pineapple slices over direct heat for 2-3 minutes each side. Remove and set aside once they begin to caramelize. 
  5. Grill the pork burgers over direct heat for 3 minutes each side to form up some good crust then move them indirect and cook them at 375° F for 10 minutes. Once they reach an internal temperature of 160°F remove them from the grill.
  6. Spread mayo on both buns and toast them over the grill or in a pan for a couple of minutes.
  7. Assemble the burger with your toasted bun, the pork burger patty, 1 slice of grilled pineapple and red onions then drizzle Bachan’s BBQ sauce on top.
  8. Mix a 50/50 blend of mayo and Sriracha then spread it on the inside of the top bun and enjoy!
  • Author: Nick Nesgoda
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins

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