So, every time I’m in the grocery section of Target, I see the King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls and I crave them…but I don’t want to buy them just to bring home and immediately toast and slather in butter. (Mmmmm melty delicious butter…) We’re trying to eat a bit healthier than that.
Today, while wandering the Target grocery section, I saw them again, but this time I had an idea! I knew we had Jenny O turkey burgers at home, and I’ve been trying to think of something different to do with them. I would make Polynesian Turkey Burgers!! I grabbed the few ingredients I needed, and headed home to get started (this was my shortest Target trip EVER!)
I got home and got right to work (after giving Avery a bowl of mandarin oranges to occupy her while I cooked) I couldn’t wait for Dave to get home and start the grill (He’s my grill master, and thank God for him. I have a fear of propane grills that is only matched by my fear of being eaten by a shark, and yes, I know both are totally irrational, and neither pose any danger to me, really, but I still wont swim in the ocean or man the Weber at a BBQ.
Anyway, back to the FOOD!
I whipped up the sauce while Dave grilled the burgers. We topped the burgers with cheddar cheese and perfectly grilled pineapple slices. Then came the tangy sauce (recipe below) and a few fried onions! Served with a sweet pickle and roasted red potatoes; we had the perfect (almost) summer meal!
I actually wanted seconds (but I refrained) We have so much sauce left over that I’m now trying to come up with other meals we can use it in (I’m thinking pulled pork!!)
I hope you enjoy this tangy, Hawaiian inspired BBQ Sauce as much as we did!
- ¾ cups apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- ½ cup crushed pineapple (un-strained)
- 6oz can tomato paste
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp honey
- 4 tbsp dark brown sugar
- ½ cup mandarin oranges (un-strained)
- ¼ tsp garlic salt
- Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan.
- Bring to a boil and stir until thickened.
- Let simmer for 20 minutes.
- Let cool, and refrigerate.