Big Kahuna Burger Recipe

Jun 29, 2011 11:01 am

A Pulp Fiction–inspired pineapple cheeseburger

If memorable enough, food can function as a movie’s main character. In Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction there is the classic conversation devoted to the name given a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France, the Royale with Cheese. And who can forget Samuel L. Jackson’s harassment of Brett and his friends and the corresponding line “Mmm…this IS a tasty burger.” His salivating inflection alone makes one want to find a fast food joint stat. While watching this movie again it occurred to me that I wished I could have my very own Big Kahuna Burger. Now you can too.  See our 10 classic movie scenes about food for this and other memorable movie moments.

photo: <a href="">Marshall Astor</a> on Flickr
photo: Marshall Astor on Flickr
Pineapple, bacon, cheese, beef. Now that's a Big Kahuna burger
Servings: 4


1 pound ground beef or bison
2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
1 tablespoon grill seasoning
4 pineapple rings (canned or fresh)
4 pieces bacon, cooked until crisp
4 slices monterey jack cheese
Spicy cilantro mayo
Spicy Cilantro Mayo
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Sriracha or chili sauce
1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped

Using your hands, gently mix the ground meat with the teriyaki and grill seasoning in a medium bowl. Be careful not to overwork the mixture as that can toughen the meat. Divide into four quarter-pound patties.

Grill pineapple slices for approx 1 minute on each side on your grill of choice.

Cook burgers until desired doneness on a grill of choice: gas, charcoal or even one from George Foreman’s empire all work well. Place a piece of bacon on each and then top with a piece of jack cheese to hinge the bacon in place. Top with a grilled pineapple slice and serve on Kaiser rolls spread with Spicy Cilantro Mayo (recipe follows.)

Spicy Cilantro Mayo
Mix all together in a small bowl and use as condiment on Big Kahuna Burgers.

Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
10 minutes
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