Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hawaiian Waffle Burgers

Another Waffle Burger!!!  These are the same method as my savory waffles, but I sweetened them up a bit to mimic something like a Hawaiian Sweet Roll. I served with homemade tater tots but I brushed them with teriyaki and stuck them under the broiler for some extra flavor!

Also great on a Sweet Hawaiian Roll instead of the waffle!

1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup polenta(coarse cornmeal works fine too) 
1/4 cup butter 
1 cup milk 
1 egg 

2/3 cup sorghum flour 
1/4 cup potato starch 
3 TB tapioca starch 
1/2 tsp xanthan gum 
(OR sub the above 4 ingredients with 1 cup all purpose flour)
2 TB brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder

1/3 cup crushed pineapple, drained well

1 1/4 lb ground beef 
2 TB pineapple juice
1 TB soy sauce or Bragg's Amino
1/4 tsp ground ginger

dash of garlic powder

Grilled Pineapple Rings*
Thick Sliced Bacon(cooked to your crispness preference)
Sweet Onion
Sliced Jalapenos
Roasted Sweet Peppers
Mozzarella or Swiss Cheese
* Fresh is of course way better, but canned worked just fine when I couldn't find a decent fresh one.
I brushed mine with teriyaki sauce and stuck them in my waffle iron after making my waffles!

For the waffles:

In a pot heat pineapple juice to boiling, add polenta and stir vigorously until thick. Add butter, reduce heat and stir until melted
Remove from heat and add milk. Set aside to cool slightly then add in egg and beat well.
In another bowl combine the dry ingredients.
Carefully mix the milk mixture into the flour mixture
Gently fold in the pineapple
Cook according to your waffle maker instructions. I tend to cook them a little longer than the recommended time to give it a little extra crunch.

For the burgers: 
Combine the pineapple juice, soy sauce and ginger, mix well then gently mix into ground beef. Make equal sized patties and dust lightly with garlic powder then broil or grill to you pink or no pink preference.

For the assembly:
I prefer to put my jalapenos and onions on the burger then a slice of cheese and melt the cheese over the top of those two items.
On the bottom waffle place slices of roasted sweet pepper, then add the burger patty(with the cheese, onion and jalapeno all melted together) then add some tomato, a slice of pineapple, some bacon and top with another waffle........slice and enjoy!!

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