Hawaiian Sliders with Pineapple and Sweet Onion Potato Chips

When I want a burger but also want the flavors of the Hawaiian islands, these sliders are my go-to recipe. Teriyaki and pineapple instantly remind me of hanging out with my island friends, cooking and eating. I hope these also transport you there.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 pound ground beef (use your favorite burger blend)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Neutral oil, for greasing

4 canned or fresh pineapple rings

1 cup teriyaki sauce (store-bought or homemade)

4 slices American cheese

4 Hawaiian sweet rolls, split

4 very thin slices red onion, plus more if desired

1 Roma tomato, thinly sliced

1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce

Ketchup, mayo or mustard (optional)

1 cup Hawaiian sweet onion potato chips

Directions

  1. Preheat a grill or large grill pan to high for about 5 minutes.
  2. Form the beef into four round patties, about 1/4 pound each. Season the patties generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Lightly oil the grates or grill pan with clean paper towels. Grill the patties and pineapple rings, brushing them with some of the teriyaki sauce. Flip the pineapple rings when grill marks form, after about 1 minute and brush with more teriyaki sauce. Grill the other side of the pineapple until grill marks form, about 1 more minute, then remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. Grill the patties until you get nice deep char marks, about 3 minutes. Flip and brush with more teriyaki sauce, then top each patty with a cheese slice. When you hit your desired doneness, remove the patties from the grill and let rest. Toast the rolls for 10 seconds on each side then remove to a plate.
  5. To assemble each slider, place a bottom bun on a plate. Top with a cheese patty then a pineapple ring. Top with onion, tomato and lettuce. If you are adding ketchup, mayo or mustard, this is the time. Top with 1/4 cup of the potato chips, then gently press the top bun on it.