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Smashed Aloha Burgers with Chipotle Aioli - Whole30, Paleo

Bring Hawaii into your kitchen with these Aloha Burgers. Easy, delicious, and bursting with tropical flavours! Whole30 and Paleo compliant!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Hawaiian
Keyword aloha burgers, burgers, hawaiian burgers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 8 patties

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground wild boar substitute ground pork or med. ground beef
  • fresh pineapple peeled, cored and sliced into 1/2” discs
  • ¼ cup The New Primal Spicy Marinade optional
  • ½ cup compliant mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp dried chipotle powder OR ancho chili powder
  • kosher salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
  • diced onion for serving
  • iceberg lettuce for serving

Instructions

For Chipotle Aioli

  1. Add mayonnaise and chili powder in a small bowl. Stir to combine, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

For Smashed Aloha Burgers

  1. Add meat to a bowl or tray and pat very dry with paper towel.
  2. Divide mixture into 8 1/4lbs-portions and form into large meat balls. Season the top of each with kosher salt and black pepper.
  3. Preheat a grill or cast-iron grill pan over med-high heat. When the pan is hot, raise the heat to high. Working in batches, add meat and use a large, metal, off-set spatula to smash the burgers down.
  4. Baste each burger with a bit of the New Primal marinade and season with salt and pepper. Cook 3 minutes and flip. Baste the cooked side of the burgers with more marinade.
  5. Flip once more and cook additional 30 seconds to caramelize the top coat of marinade.
  6. Transfer cooked burgers to a tray. Add sliced pineapples to the grill pan, lower heat to med-high, and cook 3-4 minutes per side or until grill marks appear.
  7. Assemble burgers on an iceberg lettuce bun. Top with grilled pineapple, chipotle mayo, diced onion and a drizzle of the marinade.