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.