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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Aloha Burger, Oven Fries

Aloha Burger
Servings: 4
Start to finish: 30 minutes

8 ounces pineapple, sliced
3/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1 pound ground beef
1 large sweet onion, sliced
1 Tablespoon butter
4 lettuce leaves
4 buns
4 slices Swiss cheese
4 bacon slices, cooked

1.    Drain pineapple juice into a small bowl; add teriyaki sauce. Place 3 tablespoons in a resealable plastic bag. Add pineapple; toss to coat and set aside. Shape beef into four patties; place in an 8-in. square baking dish. Pour the remaining teriyaki sauce mixture over patties; marinate for 5-10 minutes, turning once.

2.    Drain and discard teriyaki marinade. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-9 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender, about 5 minutes; set aside.

3.    Drain and discard pineapple marinade. Place pineapple on grill or under broiler to heat through. Layer lettuce and onion on bottom of buns. Top with burgers, cheese, pineapple and bacon. Replace tops; serve immediately.

Try these on Hawaiian Sandwich rolls.

Oven Fries
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Start to finish: 50 minutes

4 medium potato
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 1/2 teaspoons paprika
3/4 teaspoon salt 
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1.    Cut each potato into 12 wedges. In a large bowl, combine the oil, paprika, salt and garlic powder. Add potatoes; toss to coat.

2.    Transfer to a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until tender, turning once.

Serve with your favorite tossed salad!

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