Shouldn’t Work But Does: Hawaiian Pizza Sliders
I’ve been thinking about Hawaiian pizza lately. How weird is it that pineapple, ham, cheese and tomato sauce would get together and make it work? It works, though.
So, I cracked my knuckles and did some research on Hawaiian pizza. Ok, I just went to Wikipedia—whatever. So apparently it is not a Hawaiian invention and it is the most popular pizza of choice in Australia. Huh. Who knew?
I know one thing. This flavor combo goes beyond pizza. I have made a Hawaiian pizza grilled cheese that was the bomb-diggity, so I figured it would also be an awesome burger.
Hawaiian Pizza Chicken Sliders
Makes 9 sliders
1 lb ground chicken
1/3 cup deli ham, chopped
1/3 cup fresh pineapple, diced
¼ cup tomato sauce (or pizza or spaghetti sauce)
½ tsp dried basil
¼ cup bread crumbs
Salt & pepper
Slider buns (I used King’s Hawaiian brand)
Mix all your burger ingredients together in a bowl with your hands. Form into patties. For this, I like to use my standard biscuit cutter to make sure they are all uniformly sized.
Cook sliders in a stovetop skillet on medium high heat for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until done.
Top with Swiss cheese, a spoonful of tomato sauce and a pineapple.
“Hungry monster” is Renee from Attack of the Hungry Monster, a cooking and (occasional) crafting site. She’s a self-taught home chef who likes to put her own spin on classic recipes. Go visit her blog and say hi.