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Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Impossible™ Burger

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Impossible™ Burger
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The following post was made in collaboration with Abby Thome of The Thome Home and Impossible Foods. Product was provided by Impossible™ Foods and recipe development and photography were provided courtesy of Abby Thome.

Plant-based eating is more than just cooking with vegetables, in fact, incorporating plant-based options into your mealtime repertoire is a fantastic way to discover some of best, brightest and most delicious plant-based products on the market. Impossible™ Burger is one of these products!

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Impossible Burger Raw Patties

An impressive visual match to traditional ground beef, the flavor of this plant-based burger meat is so on point that jaws will drop ‘round the table when you proclaim that it’s not actually meat! You may be familiar with the Impossible™ Burger from your favorite restaurant, but this tasty plant-based ground beef is making its way to the grocery store and Heinen’s happens to be one of the only grocers in our region to carry it!

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Impossible Burger

This particular plant-based burger is piled high with juicy grilled pineapple and slathered with BBQ sauce. Simply stated, it is impossibly delicious!

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Impossible™ Burger

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Impossible™ Burger


  • 2 12 oz. packages Impossible™ Ground Beef
  • 2 Tbsp. Two Brother’s BBQ Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sriracha (add an additional Tbsp. if you like it hot)
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp. pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • Mayonnaise
  • Butter lettuce
  • Brioche buns
  • Fresh pineapple, sliced thick
  • Red onion, sliced


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the Impossible™ ground beef, BBQ sauce, sriracha, pineapple juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  2. With your hands, grab approximately 3/4 cup of meat and roll into a large ball. Place onto a baking sheet.
  3. Once you have rolled 6 balls, use the bottom of a plate to evenly push down onto each ball, creating a thick hamburger patty.
  4. On an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan, cook the burger patties for 4 minutes on each side over medium-high heat.
  5. Remove from heat and on the same pan, add the pineapple slices to warm through. Remove from heat once grill marks show on both sides, 2-3 minutes.
  6. Toast brioche buns, and spread mayonnaise on the bottom bun.
  7. Layer on butter lettuce followed by the hamburger patty.
  8. Add the pineapple and red onion on top.
  9. If you like extra spice, feel free to drizzle a bit of sriracha on top.
  10. Finish with more BBQ sauce and close the burger with the top brioche bun.

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Impossible Burger

Interested in making this recipe? Order the ingredients online for Curbside Grocery Pickup or Delivery.

Heinen's Grocery Store

By Heinen's Grocery Store

In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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