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.

It is.

Hawaiian Pizza Chicken Sliders

Makes 9 sliders

For burgers:
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

For Assembly:

Slider buns (I used King’s Hawaiian brand)
Swiss cheese
Tomato sauce
Pineapple (optional)

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.

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  • Emily June 29, 2012  

    Nice! Hawaiian pizza is my faaaaavorite type of pizza. By a landslide. I’ve had a Hawaiian burger before, it was basically a giant version of your sliders. SO good.

  • Tracy {Pale Yellow} June 30, 2012  

    It took me a long time to enjoy a good Hawaiian pizza, but now I love it! I can’t wait to try these sliders out!

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