Since going Paleo my family has fallen even more in love with our grill. Paleo and grilling just work well together. The past couple of years I've even been stepping outside my grilling comfort zone more and more. Grilling things I'd never thought to have grilled before and trying new flavor combinations. I have to say I'm pretty thrilled with the results of most of my flavor experiments.
In the past I'd never have thought to grill fruit, but it's amazing. Grilling fruit and adding it to traditionally savory dishes? Brilliant.
Oh yes, and? New rule: every burger recipe for the rest of forever must contain grilled pineapple. OK, maybe more of a guideline. It's a seriously delicious combination though.
This Smoky Grilled Pineapple Burger is always a crowd-pleaser at my house. It's not only Paleo, but Whole30, glutenfree, lower carb, and clean eating friendly. I promise you won't miss the bun!
Smoky Grilled Pineapple Burger Recipe
1 1/2 teaspoons Organic Smoked Paprika (I like Simply Organic Smoked Paprika)
1 teaspoon Sea Salt (I use Celtic Sea Salt, Fine Ground)
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Whole Fresh Pineapple-peeled, cored, and sliced
Green Leaf Lettuce
Preheat your grill to medium-high. In a bowl combine the ground beef and seasonings well and then form into patties. Grill to desired doneness.
Grill the pineapple slices 4 to 5 minutes each side.
Top your burgers with the pineapple and onion slices. Wrap your burgers in the leaf lettuce and enjoy!
I used yellow onion here, but red onion is fabulous as well. Also, if you tolerate dairy, try gently melting some sharp cheddar on top just before removing your burgers from the grill. YUM.
Let me know if you try it!
What's your favorite non-traditional burger topping??