Hawaiian Sweet Heat Burger Recipe

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It's sweet, its hot and hits every sense you got! 

If you had to craft your own burger, what toppings are you putting on your fancy burger creation?

My husband and I came up with this idea for a carefully crafted Hawaiian Sweet Heat burger. We came up with this idea together to include: a delicious jalapeno cream cheese stuffed beef patty, perfectly grilled to juicy perfection, nestled between two toasted brioche buns, and that is just the beginning.

Now, imagine layering on the indulgent flavours of sweet grilled pineapple, crispy salty-sweet maple bacon, creamy guacamole, sliced jalapeños and drizzled it all with a special homemade garlic-feta sauce. 

I am not going to lie, each topping takes special care in making them but the end result will blow your mind! This is not your average burger!

The flavours of this Hawaiian Sweet Heat burgers checks off all the boxes for a beautifully crafted burger!

It’s sweet, its hot and hits every sense you got!


Now, let’s delve into the delectable details of this stuffed jalapeno burger with the ultimate toppings recipe.

We will start with the heart of the burger – the juicy, flavourful patty. We’ll discuss how to craft the perfect beef patty seasoned to perfection and then chat about the spicy jalapeno and cream cheese filling. 

Moving on to the toppings, we’ll uncover the secrets behind creating creamy guacamole, crispy bacon, and a garlic feta dip that elevates the burger to new heights of flavour.

This burger is not only pleasing on the eye but tastes incredible! Taking the time to make each topping the best it could be really definitely takes this burger to the next level.


The Burger Patty

Making a great burger is obviously the most important step for this recipe! My go-to burger recipe is always Ina Garten’s Famous Slider Recipe. It is easy to put together and consistently delicious. 

Ingredients needed to make the Ina Garten Burgers are: Dijon mustard, garlic, fresh thyme, olive oil, salt and pepper. For these Hawaiian Sweet Heat Burgers I also like to add in a bit of steak seasoning and then Gram’s Ultimate BBQ Sauce. I keep a squeeze bottle always full with the sauce because it is amazing on everything. Give it a try!

Now for the jalepeno cream cheese stuffing! Yes, if we are going to take these burgers to the next level we are going to need to stuff them!  


Gram's BBQ Sauce
Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Pickled Sliced Jalapenos

Now For the toppings!

1. Grilled Pineapple

Grilling pineapple for your burger is a simple yet definitely worth it! I purchased a large case of Aluminum Grill Pans from Amazon and use them for grilling the pineapple and also use them for meats, and veggies. I love to stock pile these in my pantry. 

To Grill the pineapple begin by preheating your grill to medium-high heat.

Peel, core and slice fresh pineapple into rounds, about 1/2 inch thick.

Lightly brush both sides of the pineapple slices with olive oil or melted butter to prevent sticking and encourage caramelization.

Optionally, sprinkle the slices with a pinch of salt or brown sugar for added flavour.

Place the pineapple slices on an aluminum grill pan or directly onto the preheated grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until grill marks form and the pineapple is lightly caramelized.

Once grilled to perfection, remove the pineapple slices from the grill and serve atop your burger patties.

Grilled pineapple adds a delightful sweetness and tropical flair to your burger, elevating its flavour profile with every bite.


There is nothing better than a Freshly Made Guacamole. I love it on its own, and also on this Hawaiian Sweet Heat Burger! 

Guacamole serves as a fantastic topper for burgers due to its creamy texture, vibrant flavour, and nutritional benefits.  Additionally, guacamole is packed with healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals, making it a nutritious choice to elevate your burger.

Its refreshing taste and versatility allow it to pair well with a variety of burger toppings, adding depth and complexity to every bite.

The Ultimate Homemade Guacamole

3. Maple Bacon

Baked maple bacon serves as the ultimate topping for burgers, elevating them to a whole new level of flavour and indulgence.

For this recipe, I love to use a baking sheet lined with tin foil and then place a rack onto the baking sheet. I then place slices of bacon onto the baking rack and sprinkle the bacon with brown sugar and a good sprinkle of pepper.

Bake the bacon in the oven at 375 degrees for approximately 25 minutes. This allows it to become perfectly crispy while caramelizing the brown sugar, resulting in a heavenly glaze that adds depth and richness to the burger.  It also keeps your bacon perfectly straight and perfectly shaped to top your burger.

The smoky aroma and irresistible crunch of the bacon perfectly complement the juicy beef patty, creating a symphony of textures and flavors that leave a lasting impression


4. Garlic Feta Spread

Every good burger needs a spread!

For a perfect topping to your burger, look no further than a delectable garlic feta spread.

This creamy concoction combines the bold flavours of garlic and tangy feta cheese, creating a tantalizing spread that takes your burger to new heights of deliciousness.

I found this amazing Roasted Garlic Feta Dip at Whole Foods and used that tastes great on these Hawaiian Sweet Heat Burgers. You can also make it very quickly at home!

To make this savoury spread, simply blend plain yogurt, crumbled feta cheese with minced garlic, a splash of lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil, and pepper until smooth and creamy.

5. Cheese Please!

Cheese or no cheese, that is the question! It’s all up to your own preference, and don’t forget it is already stuffed with that delicious jalapeno cream cheese blend.

We love cheese so for these Hawaiian Sweet Heat Burgers, we used a blend of cheeses. You may want to use, a cheddar, mozzarella, goat cheese, feta cheese or even blue cheese! It is entirely up to you!

6. The Bun

We need to chat about the bun as this is another extremely important ingredient! For this recipe I love to use a Brioche Bun that can be found at Walmart and most grocery stores! I also love to buy them from a local bakery if I have time to drive around.

For the preparation, I spread a little bit of butter onto the buns and grill them for only a short time to get them slightly toasted and just before its time to assemble the burgers!

Brioche Buns

The Assembly:

Once your beautiful burger has been cooked to perfection, and you have your nicely toasted buns; it is now time to assemble your Hawaiian Sweet Heat Burger! For the assembly:

  1. Place your burger onto the toasted bun
  2. Add on your shredded cheese 
  3. Spoon on the Garlic Feta Dip
  4. Now add your grilled pineapple
  5. Add 2 strips of bacon in an “X” pattern
  6. Spoon on your delicious Guacamole
  7. Add your toasted top bun
  8. Enjoy that damn good burger!

Let's make it together!

The recipe section:

Ina Garten’s Famous Slider Burgers Recipe

Recipe by: Ina Garten Sliders Recipe

2 pounds premium ground beef 80 percent lean and 20 percent fat
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons olive oil plus extra for brushing the grill
1 teaspoon thyme leaves chopped
3 teaspoons garlic fine chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Jalapeño Cream Cheese Filling

Making a simple pickled jalapeno cream cheese filling adds a burst of spicy creaminess to every bite.

Made with rich cream cheese blended with fiery jalapenos, this filling takes your burger experience to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Simply mix pickled jalapenos and cream cheese with a dash of garlic powder, salt and pepper. Tip: I like to drain the pickled jalapenos first and dab them with a paper towel, otherwise it becomes to runny.

Jalapeno Cream Cheese Filling

1 can Pickled Sliced Jalapenos, drained and dried on a paper towel.

3/4 cup of cream cheese softened

Prepare the burger meat by mixing everything with a fork.

Grab a golf ball sized 

Guacamole Recipe:

This recipe for guacamole is easy to make, fresh and delicious served in any way! My secret ingredient to make guacamole so darn good is Tajin Mexican Seasoning. It takes your guacamole to the next level and is the perfect seasoning salt for guacamole!


The Ultimate Guacamole Recipe

This ultimate Guacamole Recipe is very close to Cantina Laredo's Recipe! Fresh & Healthy Guacamole makes a great appetizer for any occasion!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3 Large Avocados
  • 2 tbsp. Red Onion diced and rinsed
  • 1 Jalapeno diced
  • 1 Tomato seeded and diced
  • 1 tbsp. Cilantro
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. White Pepper
  • 2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Tajin Mexican Spice (Optional)


  • In a medium sized bowl, add in the seasonings and the juice from a half a lime.
    Mix until the salt dissolves.
    Add in the avocados and with two forks mash a bit and leave a little chunky.
    Add in the tomatoes, jalapeños, and red onions. Mash everything together.
    Taste for balance. If needed, add more lime juice from the other half of the lime. Adjust spices as needed.

Garlic Feta Dip


Garlic Feta Dip Recipe

This garlic feta dip is healthy, and so delicious. Add to burgers, grilled meats, roasted vegetables and more.


  • 4 ounces feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: chopped fresh herbs such as parsley or dill for garnish


Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.


    Grilled Pineapple Rings Recipe

    Grilling pineapple brings out all the sweet juices and maximizes the flavour of the pineapple. Add grilled pineapple to top a burger, salsas, guacamole, salads and more!


    • 1 Pineapple, peel, core and slice into 1/2 inch rounds


    • Grill the pineapple begin by preheating your grill to medium-high heat.
    • Peel, core and slice fresh pineapple into rounds, about 1/2 inch thick.
    • Lightly brush both sides of the pineapple slices with olive oil or melted butter to prevent sticking and encourage caramelization.
    • Optionally, sprinkle the slices with a pinch of salt or brown sugar for added flavor.

    Brown Sugar Bacon Recipe

    A simple recipe for bacon that will take your bacon to the next level! Simply add brown sugar and pepper and bake! The slices stay nice and uniformed and bakes to perfection!


    • 1 lb. Bacon
    • 1 tbsp. Brown Sugar
    • 1 tsp. Black Pepper


    • Place tin foil on a baking sheet. Add a cooling rack to the top of the baking sheet. Now place the bacon onto the baking rack. Sprinkle the bacon with brown sugar and good sprinkle of pepper.
      Bake the bacon in the oven at 375 degrees for approximately 25 minutes allows it to become perfectly crispy while caramelizing the brown sugar.

    Finally Let's eat this burger!

    I know it may seem like a ton of work to get this burger on the table, but trust me it is worth your efforts! I hope that you enjoy this Hawaiian Sweet Heat Burger recipe. I would love to hear about it! Drop me a line or make a comment below. Thank you, I really appreciate your support and reading my blog article! Happy Cooking!

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