Aloha Dad Burger

Treat dad to a burger that will make him feel like he’s escaped to a tropical island, complete with a gourmet cook!

Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
20 min


  • 1 ripe avocado, halved and pit removed
  • 1 tbsp ( 15 mL ) lime juice
  • ¼ tsp ( 1.25 mL ) each salt and pepper (approx.)
  • ½ cup ( 125 mL ) chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 beef patties, about 5 oz (150 g) each
  • 4 pineapple rings
  • 1 tbsp ( 15 mL ) smoked BBQ sauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices ham
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high. Mash avocado with lime juice, salt and pepper. Stir in cilantro and adjust seasoning to taste. Cover and set aside.
  2. Place beef patties on grill. Cook, turning as needed, for 12 to 15 minutes or until cooked through. Brush pineapple rings, on both sides, with BBQ sauce. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until well marked.
  3. Meanwhile, fry eggs until sunny side up or to desired level of doneness. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place lettuce on bottom half of each bun. Top with a grilled pineapple ring, a slice of ham, guacamole, a beef patty and a fried egg. Cap with top bun and serve immediately.


Serve with hot sauce for those who like it spicy.