Leslie's Best Burgers

I love hamburgers!  Be it chicken, beef, pork, fish, veggie or soy!  I have atleast 50 different hamburger recipes.  (Maybe more.)  But today, I'm only sharing my family's favorite hamburger recipe, which I hope you enjoy as much as we do.

Almost every burger recipe that I have tasted has atleast one "secret" ingredient to increase it's  "WOW" factor, and my recipe is no exception.  What is my "secret" ingredient?  Pineapple!  (I guess it's no longer a secret!)  You can use canned pineapple slices or fresh pineapple.  But if you use fresh, be sure to remove the core.

These burgers taste great grilled, but if you don't have a grill, you can brown the patties on a griddle or skillet. (I would love one of those skillets that leaves the grill marks!)

Leslie's Best Burgers

  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Manchego Cheese, sliced (Cheddar works well with this recipe)
  • 1 can sliced pineapple, drained
  • Burger buns
  • Mexican Crema or Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato, sliced
  • Red Onion, sliced
  • Canned Jalapeño Peppers

In large bowl, mix together the ground beef, ground pork, chopped red onion, salts and black pepper until well combined. 

Divide into 8 equal portions and shape into patties.  Grill or brown the patties until desired doneness.  Top each patty with a slice of Manchego cheese; remove patties to a serving plate.

Grill or brown the pineapple slices in the same skillet that you used for the patties.  Let brown until the pineapple is a nice caramel color.

To serve, spread cut sides of burger buns with Mexican crema.  Pour desired amount of ketchup and mustard on bottom bun.  Place pattie on top of ketchup and mustard.  Top with grilled pineapple, jalapeño peppers, red onion, tomato and lettuce.  Enjoy!!!

With Love,
Leslie Limon

Printable Recipe


  1. Thank you so much for the printable version!

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  4. thank you so much for this defferent kind of recepes would enjoy about cooking. hope you would also include some chenise foods.