King Hawaiian Burger

Behold the regal masterpiece of culinary fusion: The King Hawaiian Burger. As majestic as its name suggests, this burger reigns supreme with a symphony of flavors that will elevate your taste experience to royal proportions. Upon a throne of sweet and pillowy King’s Hawaiian® bread rests a patty fit for a king—crafted from seasoned beef, bacon, and an unexpected twist of SPAM®. Crowned with Bongards® Pasteurized Blended Pepper Jack Cheese, its spicy allure adds a touch of regal heat to the palate. But it is the harmonious marriage of suprising flavors that truly sets this burger apart – from the sweet and juicy pineapple to the spicy pineapple mayo to the tangy pickled red onions. This is not just a burger; it is a culinary coronation—a feast fit for kings and queens alike.


  • 4 oz. ground beef
  • 2 oz. bacon, finely diced
  • 2 oz. SPAM®, finely diced
  • 1 King’s Hawaiian® hamburger bun
  • 2-3 leaves bib lettuce
  • 2 pineapple rings
  • 3 Tbsp. spicy pineapple mayo (see recipe below)
  • 1 Tbsp. pickled onions (see recipe below)
  • 2 slices Bongards® Pasteurized Blended Pepper Jack Cheese


  1. Make spicy pineapple mayo and pickled onions up to a day ahead of time.
  2. Dice bacon and SPAM very finely and add to beef, forming an 8 oz. patty.  Set aside in fridge while you prep other ingredients.
  3. Cut pineapple into 2 rings, then sear or grill over medium-high heat until lightly carmelized.
  4. Season burger patty on each side with salt, pepper, and garlic, then sear burger for 3-4 minutes per side.
  5. Griddle bun.
  6. Top burger with pepper jack cheese to melt.
  7. Assembly: Bottom bun spread with pineapple mayo, bib lettuce, burger patty, pickled onions, pineapple rings, and top bun spread with pineapple mayo.

Secondary Recipes

Spicy Pineapple Mayo

  • 1/2 C. mayonnaise
  • 1/4 C. crushed pineapple
  • 1 Tbsp. pineapple juice (reserved from crushed pineapple)
  • 1/4 tsp. sriracha
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes prior to serving.
  3. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Pickled Onions

  • 1 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 C. white vinegar
  • 2/3 C. water
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  1. Place the onions in a jar and add vinegar (until jar is about 1/3 full).
  2. Fill the rest of the jar with water.
  3. Add salt and sugar; shake a few times to combine.
  4. Let rest in fridge for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Can be kept in the fridge up to 5-7 days.