Hawaiian Pizza Burger {High Protein, Whole Wheat + Super Simple}

This Hawaiian Pizza Burger is a fun spin on the classic pizza dish that is quick, easy and great for kids! Perfect for Summer grilling! 

Hawaiian Pizza Burger - Your favorite pizza, burgerfied! You NEED to try this easy recipe! - Food Faith Fitness | #recipe #burger #pizza

Guess what we’re doing today?!

Celebrating ANOTHER food holiday! Yep, it’s National Burger Day today!

Are you really surprised?

Remember the Waffles for Strawberries and Cream day, and the Animal Cracker Ice Cream Cake for The Animal Crackers Birthday?

It’s all about a party up in hur’.

We should start our own holiday, whatcha think? I’m up for suggestions – Let’s hear ‘em!

Hawaiian Pizza Burger - Your favorite pizza, burgerfied! You NEED to try this easy recipe! - Food Faith Fitness | #recipe #burger #pizza

Now that we’ve addressed the “why” of this burger, let’s address the most important thing:

The face plant ability.

Whoa guys, this baby? She (or he, whatever. I don’t really understand calling objects by a gender. I mean, HOW DO YOU KNOW?) is a beaut.

And by beaut, I mean the huberoni said it was one of the best burgers his face has ever munched on. And, you guys, that man, he has had his fair share of burgers in his life.

It’s not like he was all “OH WOW that is the best piece of eggplant I have ever nom nomed.”  That wouldn’t be all that credible, as he doesn’t eat eggplant. Ever.

Hawaiian Pizza Burger - Your favorite pizza, burgerfied! You NEED to try this easy recipe! - Food Faith Fitness | #recipe #burger #pizza

Anyway.  Off track.

I know that I JUST made you a burger not even a week ago, buuut it’s Summer, so burgers = necessary. And, I may or may not be still making up for the fact that I made Mr. FFF eat a veggie burger as his first burger in Florida.

Hint: I am.

Last week I said that I redeemed myself, but this is the EPIC SEQUEL of redemption you guys.

It’s Pizza. But..it’s a burger. WHOA.  Did your taste buds just fall off your head?

AND, these bad boys are so simple to make. Smoosh around a little ground beef (or my favorite: bison!) with some yum-a-licious spices and oats, form it into a patty and you’ve done the hardest part! HEYO.

Hawaiian Pizza Burger - Your favorite pizza, burgerfied! You NEED to try this easy recipe! - Food Faith Fitness | #recipe #burger #pizza

You could get totally AWESOME and make your own bun and your own pizza sauce (which would be ULTRA impressive) but, this girl don’t got time for such things. So grab your favorite (whole wheat!) hamburger buns, dress ‘er up with your favorite pizza sauce and call it yum. Or dinner. Whatever.

Oh, don’t forget the grilled ham and pineapple (<3) because those are kiiinda the main ingredients in making this thang “luau appropriate”

Whatever that means.  You understand.

Do a little dance, grill a little love (in burger form) and get Hawaiian Pizza Burger down tonight.

Again, you understand.  Maybe.

Hawaiian Pizza Burger - Your favorite pizza, burgerfied! You NEED to try this easy recipe! - Food Faith Fitness | #recipe #burger #pizza

I’m done.

5.0 from 3 reviews
Hawaiian Pizza Burger
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Serves: 6
  • For the burger:
  • 1.5 lbs Ground bison (or lean ground beef)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Generous pinch of ground pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Rolled, old fashioned oats.
  • Toppings:
  • 6-12 Rings of pineapple (depending how much pineapple flavour you want)
  • 6 Slices thick-cut, cooked ham
  • 3 oz Reduced-fat Mozzarella cheese
  • Pizza sauce
  • 6 Whole wheat hamburger buns
  1. To make the burger:
  2. Mix together the bison,egg, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper and oats. Mix well to make sure the oats are well distributed. Let the meat sit while you prep the toppings.
  3. Heat your grill to high heat and grill the pineapple rings until they have that "grilled" look, about 2-3 minutes a side. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  4. Now, do the same with the ham as the pineapple. Again, cover to keep warm.
  5. Turn the heat down to medium and cook the burgers, until desired done-ness. I did mine 5 mins/ side and placed the cheese on in the final two minutes after flipping. Transfer to a plate to cover and keep warm.
  6. Turn the heat up to High and place the buns face-side down on the grill until lightly toasted, about 2-3 minutes.
  7. To assemble:
  8. Spread as much pizza sauce on each side of the buns as you like. Then top with 1 slice of ham, one burger patty, and then 2 sliced of grilled pineapple.
  9. DEVOUR.

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    • Taylor Kiser says

      Thank you so much Gayle!
      Totally not bad at all…fruit is totally acceptable for breakfast ;)
      Happy Wednesday!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Thank you so much Melanie, definitely a good way to celebrate the day!
      You too pretty lady! :)

  1. says

    1. These photos are GORGEOUS.
    2. I’ve been obsessed with burgers lately, which is weird because I eat meat about once every three months. BUT YUM BURGERS MEAT YES.
    3. I seriously need to try this whole pineapple on burgers thing!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      1. Really? I wasn’t happy with them! Haha!
      2. I LOVE MEAT. I actually didn’t really like burgers, but recently have become obsessed.
      3. YES! Grilled pineapple is seriously amazing!
      Thanks Faith! :)

  2. says

    I need to sign up for some sort of National Food Holiday newsletter, because I always miss these fantastic days! Your burger is looking amazing, lady! When I read “bison” on your ingredient list, I started making full-on bison noises….whatever that sounds like. ;) I LOVE bison and ham and pineapple and I LOVE that it’s National Burger Day!!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      So I am TOTALLY going to email you the holiday list RIGHT NOW! :)
      Aaaand now I am totally picturing you making bison noises, and now I’m doing it too! Bison tastes sooo good!
      Thanks lovely lady!

  3. Addie says

    I’m inspired!!! I’ve never tried bison before, how’s it different from beef? I am not sure if I can find it around here but I am gonna try it if I do!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      It tastes practically the same (I like it a bit better!) BUT it’s WAY higher in protein and WAY lower in fat! Such a win! I actually found mine at Costco! Thanks Addie, please let me know if you try it – it’s such a great alternative to ground beef…albeit, a little pricier :)

  4. Colleen says

    These are not only “hubberoni” approved but they are also “daddio” approved!! Even your dad chose to make your version of his favorite burger and now wants to have them whenever people come over!! I would say that makes this a total WINNER!!! :)

  5. says

    Yum, I love Hawaiian burgers! I also love that you put oats in the patties, never thought of that but it sounds like a great alternative to breadcrumbs.

    • Taylor Kiser says

      That’s so funny, so many people are commenting on the oats and I thought everyone did that! Haha! Thank you Agos! :)

  6. says

    Mine = BLOWN!! These hamburgers are freaking genius! I want/need them either for lunch or dinner today. Possibly even as a 2nd breakfast. And yes, my tastebuds fell off my head probably the second I saw that first gorgeous photo. :D Pinned!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      DO IT! How about lunch and dinner? haha! I am glad you like them Sarah…thanks for the love and pinning! :D

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