Pineapple Chorizo Burgers

Zesty Pineapple Chorizo Burgers, great on the grill all year long!

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I used to dream of white Christmases, snowy winters, sledding, skiing, and snow angels.

Growing up in Oklahoma, we were lucky to get a couple inches of slushy snow a year. Just enough to run out and erect a tiny and dingy snowman before it melted away in the 70 degree weather the following day.

Snow was something to look forward to.

However, in the mountains of North Carolina there are years we are covered in snow.

Several years ago we had 2 1/2 months of consistent snowfall. The first week was great… The kids missed a couple days of school. We walked down the street to a park with a steep bank and sledded to our heart’s content. But then after weeks of bone-chilling temperatures, weeks of dreary endless gray skies, and of murky layers of frozen slush.

We were over the snow.

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Sunshine is important. Humans need it.

I’m a firm believer in the idea that changes in the barometric pressure and lack of sunshine can influence your mood. For someone who is usually light-hearted and loves to laugh, the years we are buried in snow I feel trapped, lethargic, and just plain grouchy.

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During the snowy months, I’m in desperate need of some vitamin D and an attitude check. Usually I start doing things to lighten our spirits…

1. Look at photos of how happy we are playing in the snow.

2.Listen to “summertime” music.

3. Cook “summery” meals.

4. Pray for spring.

Then I grill…  Even in the depths of winter. I huddle outside in the snow with a spatula, in hopes of lifting our morale.

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Today’s Pineapple Chorizo Burgers is a recipe I grill all year long.

I make it in the winter to lighten our moral, and I make it in the summer when we can sit out on the deck and enjoy the sunshine.

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It’s especially great this time of year when pineapples are ripe.

The kick of chorizo and pico de gallo, combined with grilled sweet pineapples will bring joy to your tastebuds, and warm your soul.

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Pineapple Chorizo Burgers are a unique option for summer barbecues and neighborhood potlucks. Sometimes I make mini Pineapple Chorizo Burgers as sliders on dinner rolls.

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Pineapple Chorizo Burgers

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Fresh and zesty Pineapple Chorizo Burgers for grill season! Spicy pork and chorizo patties topped with grilled pineapple, avocado, and pico de gillo.
Servings: 6 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Chorizo Burgers
Amount Per Serving (1 burger)
Calories 1102 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 65%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 1134mg 47%
Potassium 1586mg 45%
Total Carbohydrates 155g 52%
Dietary Fiber 16g 64%
Sugars 93g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 11.5%
Vitamin C 529.7%
Calcium 14.9%
Iron 84.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 1/2 pound chorizo
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground pork
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 ripe avocado, thinly sliced
  • fresh pineapple slices
  • Store-bought pico de gallo or chunky salsa
  • 6 soft sandwich rolls


  1. Preheat the grill to high heat. In a large bowl, combine the chorizo, pork, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, thyme and oregano. Work the chorizo-pork mixture through.

  2. Divide the mixture into 6 portions, then shape them into patties. Carefully slice the pineapple into 1/2 inch rounds. Remove the avocado from the peel, then slice 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Grill the patties 3 minutes per side. Next, grill the pineapple slices for 2 minutes per side. Toast the buns on the grill for 1 minute.
  4. To assemble: place the patty on the bottom bun, followed by the pineapple, avocado slices, and the salsa on top. Cover with the bun and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I like to save time on this recipe by buying pre-made fresh salsa and pre-cut fresh pineapple. If you want to make your own salsa and trim your own pineapple, knock yourself out!

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10 comments on “Pineapple Chorizo Burgers

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  3. Solidworksposted July 9, 2016 at 11:34 pm Reply

    I tried this one Oh so Good ! Ty

  4. Ruthposted July 9, 2016 at 6:49 pm Reply

    Grilled fresh pineapple is so wonderful!
    Btw it’s pico de gallo. Great stuff with rice and beans!

  5. Anonymousposted March 7, 2010 at 3:58 am Reply

    Sommer, I love your blog. What beautiful photos and great looking recipes! It just wouldn't be fitting for someone with a name like yours to be a fan of cold winters! You're very brave to have grilled in the snow, but I know how you feel. Blessings to you and your beautiful family. Laura's Mom

  6. Tamiposted March 6, 2010 at 3:37 pm Reply

    These burgers have got to be my favorite burgers of all time! It doesn't matter what time of year it is!

  7. Sommerposted March 5, 2010 at 4:16 am Reply

    To those of you registered to receive emails…is anyone having an issue with the text going over the photos? Let me know!

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  9. MaryMohposted March 3, 2010 at 8:02 am Reply

    Love all the photos. Beautiful photography. All the food look delicious….mmmm

  10. Anonymousposted March 3, 2010 at 5:25 am Reply

    Am Food Blog Surfing, and came across your site.
    Beatiful Pictures of your family and sweet dog
    in the snow. The Burgers look deeeelish, as
    do the Potato's. Wanted to give you a shout
    out here from the Oregon Coast, and hope the
    snow goes away soon. Stay Warm, Keep Your Head
    Up…And wish You and Your family the Best—
    Take Care