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Aloha BBQ Sliders | burger recipe


Fire up the grill this summer for this mini beef burger recipe flavored with barbecue sauce and served on sweet rolls with cheese, pineapple and bacon.

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Summer officially arrives later this week, and that means grilling season is upon us!  My family has rarely met a burger they did’t like, but some seem to really go over better than others.

Enter……… Aloha BBQ Sliders!  Since we’ve been busy packing, moving and unpacking, I’ve been all about easy dinners, so when I saw these gourmet sliders on the ReadSetEat.com website I knew I found something I could whip up in no time, with minimal mess in the kitchen and I was pretty sure my family would love.

Aloha Burgers - recipe at TidyMom.net

These burgers just scream summer, but I know we would eat them all year long.  I think it’s the barbeque sauce with a touch of pineapple juice inside the burger and again on the bun.  I love a burger swimming in sauce.  Or maybe it’s the grilled pineapple and slice of bacon on top, you can’t go wrong anytime you slap a piece of bacon on top.  Am I right?

If you’ve never toasted your burger buns, you are in for an extra special treat!  You will never eat a burger on a plain bun again, I love the crispy crunch the toasted bun adds to a burger.

Aloha BBQ Sliders | burger recipe at TidyMom.net

To make these Alhoa Sliders, simply spray your cold grill with PAM® Grilling Spray (I was out, so I just used original) so your burgers don’t stick to the grill.  Add pineapple juice to some barbeque sauce (be sure to use a sweet BBQ sauce, one with Brown Sugar in the name).  Then mix ground beef with 1/3 cup of the pineapple barbeque sauce and a little Montreal Steak Seasoning (this stuff is our secret to great steaks too!) and make 12 little patties. – You can always make these Aloha Burgers full size, but be sure to use Hawaiian Hamburger Buns if you do. 

Grill your sliders, buns and pineapple then assemble burgers.  Top each toasted bun with a little pineapple barbeque sauce, lettuce, burger, cheese, bacon and pineapple and your set!

Get in my BELLY!  Trust me, you want this recipe in your burger arsenal!

WARNING:  One bite and these Aloha Sliders will have you booking the next flight to Hawaii.


Aloha BBQ Sliders | burger recipe

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 12 sliders

Serving Size: 2 sliders

Aloha BBQ Sliders | burger recipe

Mini beef burger recipe flavored with barbecue sauce and served on sweet rolls with cheese, pineapple and bacon.


  • 1-1/2 pound ground chuck beef (80% lean)
  • 2/3 cups Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce, divided (I used Hunt's®)
  • 3 Tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 3/4 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1 pkg (12 oz each) Hawaiian dinner rolls (in tray)
  • 3 slices (1 oz each) Swiss cheese, quartered
  • 1 can (8 oz each) pineapple slices, drained (reserve juice), cut into thirds (I used fresh)
  • 6 slices of bacon (I used ready to eat bacon)
  • lettuce
  • PAM® Grilling Spray


  1. Spray cold grate of gas grill with grilling spray. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  2. Combine barbecue sauce with 2 tablespoons pineapple juice. Meanwhile, combine 1/3 cup of Barbeque sauce mixture to beef, breadcrumbs and steak seasoning in large bowl. Shape mixture into 12 small patties.
  3. Place pineapple slices in bowl with remaining barbeque sauce mixture and set aside.
  4. Grill patties 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until cooked through (160°F). Meanwhile, remove attached rolls from package; do NOT separate. Cut in half horizontally. Spray cut sides with grilling spray; toast on grill.
  5. Remove pineapple slices from sauce and grill for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  6. Separate toasted rolls and assemble sliders; Spread remaining barbecue sauce mixture on rolls, place a small piece of lettuce then patties on bottom halves of rolls; top with cheese, bacon and pineapple. Close with tops of rolls.
  7. Enjoy!


recipe adapted from ReadySetEat.com


These Hawiian sliders are great  for a picnic, a party, a main dish or just a snack.   Be careful ….everyone will want more than one!

Aloha Burgers - recipe at TidyMom.net


Are you a hotdog or burger person?

Serve Aloha Sliders with:

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Fruit and Nut Slaw

Banana Pineapple Italian Ice

Pina Colada Cake

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links.  I have a working relationship with ConAgra Foods, though opinions expressed in this post are, as always, purely my own.


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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

70 Responses to “Aloha BBQ Sliders | burger recipe”

  1. Tieghan posted on June 17, 2013 at 7:41 am (#)

    These are insanely delicious looking and sounding!! I love everything about these cute little sliders!

  2. Jeanette posted on June 17, 2013 at 8:58 am (#)

    Love the flavor combinations in your mini burgers Cheryl – fun toppings too!

  3. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel posted on June 17, 2013 at 9:15 am (#)

    I love that bbq sauce oozing out!

  4. Cookin Canuck posted on June 17, 2013 at 9:45 am (#)

    These are the perfect backyard burgers. I love the mix of sweet and salty.

  5. nest of posies posted on June 17, 2013 at 9:51 am (#)

    you are killing me! this looks amazing! i just should my husband & he said “wow!”

  6. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective posted on June 17, 2013 at 9:57 am (#)

    Fantastic-looking burgers, Cheryl!

  7. Claire @ A Little Claireification posted on June 17, 2013 at 10:15 am (#)

    Cheryl these look ahhh-mazing! Pinned it (twice) and added to my buffer to share later today. YUM!! xoxo

  8. Gina posted on June 17, 2013 at 10:48 am (#)

    YUM Cheryl- beautiful pics too.

  9. Nessa posted on June 17, 2013 at 11:06 am (#)

    These look awesome and super flavorful!

  10. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite posted on June 17, 2013 at 11:13 am (#)

    You have me salivating at the mouth! These look AMAZING.

  11. Angie | Big Bear's Wife posted on June 17, 2013 at 11:15 am (#)

    My stomach is growling from just looking at these pictures! mmm ooo we’re so making these soon!

  12. Cindy {crazylou} posted on June 17, 2013 at 1:30 pm (#)

    YUM! I love everything about this combo!!
    Cindy @ Crazylou

  13. Linda@Tumbleweed Contessa posted on June 17, 2013 at 1:57 pm (#)

    These sound delightful! I am in the mood for burgers of all flavors. I must try this one. Thanks for sharing. I’d love it if you linked this to What’d You Do This Weekend.
    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  14. sara posted on June 17, 2013 at 3:21 pm (#)

    Fun! I love mini burgers!! :)

  15. Russell posted on June 17, 2013 at 3:55 pm (#)

    These sliders look incredible, Cheryl! Delicious!

  16. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted on June 17, 2013 at 4:51 pm (#)

    I love toasted buns too!! Delicious!

  17. Aggie posted on June 17, 2013 at 4:56 pm (#)

    Cheryl, these look so good!! I love everything about these!!

  18. jessica @fourgenerationsoneroof posted on June 17, 2013 at 6:15 pm (#)

    yummy. pinned.

  19. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen posted on June 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm (#)

    My FIL and BIL would be all over these, they are big grillers and burger eaters!

  20. Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) posted on June 17, 2013 at 7:13 pm (#)

    These look incredible. Great photos. Pinning to my community “slider” board.

  21. rachel posted on June 17, 2013 at 7:16 pm (#)

    We have become addicted to sliders 😉 so fun! This is a great combination of flavors, and gorgeous pics 😉 <3 Loved getting a bit of time with you at BHF <3

  22. madscar posted on June 18, 2013 at 2:22 am (#)

    Mmmm live it! Thanks for recipe :)

  23. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme posted on June 18, 2013 at 7:37 am (#)

    I’m definitely a burger person and these burgers sound exceptionally deicious! Grilled pineapple is one my most favorite things, so I know without a doubt these would be a big hit. Definitely going to try them soon.

  24. Deanna posted on June 18, 2013 at 8:09 am (#)

    This great! I am going to showcase this on my Facebook page SeductionInTheKitchen you are welcome anytime to post your photo and post links on it!

  25. marcie@flavorthemoments posted on June 18, 2013 at 3:07 pm (#)

    I can assure you, I wouldn’t be able to stop at one. These look unbelievably good!

  26. Deborah posted on June 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm (#)

    I love sliders, and these flavors are totally calling my name!

  27. Kelly posted on June 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm (#)

    Try these!! They are amazingly good! My husband ate 7 and loved every bite.

  28. Christy Denney posted on June 18, 2013 at 10:16 pm (#)

    We must be on the same wavelength because I just posted Hawaiian Burgers!

  29. Carolyn posted on June 20, 2013 at 5:02 am (#)

    Yum, those do look like an easy and delicious meal. Hope you’re getting settled in now!

  30. designedbydawnnicole posted on June 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm (#)

    YUM! We make pineapple burgers often but I’ve never thought to add bacon! And everything is better with bacon. :)

  31. Maria posted on June 21, 2013 at 10:03 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness your burgers look absolutely delicious!!! Mouth-watering!!!!

  32. Sofia @Something On Everything posted on June 24, 2013 at 5:32 am (#)

    Great post! Good looking recipe! Will have to try! Thank you for sharing!

    I found you through the Weekend Wrap-Up Party at Tatertots&Jello! =) Have a great week!


  33. Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate posted on June 25, 2013 at 7:04 pm (#)

    These look fantastic, Cheryl! Thanks for sharing :)

  34. Nicole posted on June 25, 2013 at 7:05 pm (#)

    These look really tasty! I’ve never tried a burger with pineapple on it. I’m putting it on my To Do List :)

  35. Jutta@HungryLittleGirl posted on June 26, 2013 at 12:09 pm (#)

    Oh good lord, they look so mouthwatering!
    I’d love to have you share this and/or any other recipe at Wednesday Extravaganza – A Foodie Link Party! Hope to see you there :)

  36. Laura @ Partyful.co posted on June 27, 2013 at 2:29 am (#)

    Yum! Beautiful photographs. Thanks so much for giving me a delicious alternative to the usual burger:)

  37. John@ The Bread Makers posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:19 pm (#)

    This recipe looks really good. I can’t wait it give it a try.

  38. Sandy posted on September 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm (#)

    I fixed these tonight and they were delicious! Thanks for the great recipe.

  39. Arielle Matlin posted on January 27, 2014 at 4:56 pm (#)

    These Aloha Burgers sound scrumptious! We included them in our blogger round up


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