Big Kahuna Burger Recipe
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.
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.