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Aloha Burger Recipe (Jollibee Copycat, Almost!)

Aloha burger – juicy cheeseburger topped with grilled pineapple and crispy bacon. Add honey mustard sauce and what you have is an aloha burger recipe that’s almost as good as Jollibee’s!

(Looking to add sides to your barbecue party? Try these grilled shishito peppers. They’re ready in 10 minutes!)

Aloha Burger Recipe

Are you familiar with Jollibee? Ask any of your Filipino friends and watch their faces brighten up like it’s Christmas LOL. Even Anthony Bourdain got on the Jollibee train.

Jollibee is a popular Filipino burger chain but it’s more like a rite of passage for every Filipino child – at one point in your life your parents will bring you to Jollibee where you will get your first taste of the glorious Yum Burger and Jolly Spaghetti, which you will end up loving for the rest of your life.

Over the years they’ve come up with delicious innovations (Jolly Hotdog, anyone?) but by far my favourite is the Amazing Aloha. It’s their Champ Burger but made more amazing (see what they did there?) with pineapple and bacon bits on top.

Fourth of July and Canada Day are right around the corner which means it’s BBQ time! So we thought why not re-create the aloha burger recipe? It’s not exactly the Amazing Aloha but it is dang amazing.

Aloha burger patty

Aloha Burger Recipe

Jollibee’s burger patty recipe is a highly guarded secret so we turned to Red’s equally delicious recipe. It’s simple, straightforward and you probably already have all the ingredients sitting in your pantry!

Already got a favourite burger recipe? You can use that too.

Grilled pineapple

Aloha Burger Recipe

Because I think the grilled pineapple is the star of this show. It makes the burger extra juicy and flavourful. And it’s certainly a unique addition to your burger stack.

Worried about the sweetness? Don’t be. You have the crispy bacon to give you the boost of salt you need. And we all know bacon makes everything better.

Aloha burger recipe

Aloha Burger Recipe

Take all the components together and what you have is cheeseburger on epic tropical mode.

Juicy burger, melted gooey cheese, grilled pineapple, crispy bacon, honey mustard sauce, and fresh vegetables all packed in between your burger bun. Life is good!

Have a great BBQ weekend!

Fourth of July and Canada Day (hey, we’re turning 150 years old this year!) are big BBQ weekends so if you’re bored of the same old, give this aloha burger recipe a try and make your tastebuds sing.

Aloha Burger Recipe

Aloha Burger Recipe (Jollibee Copycat, Almost!)

Author: Jolina
Juicy cheeseburger, grilled pineapple, crispy bacon. Add honey mustard sauce & what you have is an aloha burger recipe that’s almost as good as Jollibee’s!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 8 burgers
Calories 315 kcal


For the Burger Patties:

For the Honey Mustard Sauce:


  • Burger buns
  • Sliced pineapples grilled (see notes)
  • Bacon cooked until crispy
  • Sliced cheese pick your favourite, we like Swiss and cheddar
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Mayonnaise optional


For the Burger Patties:

  • Warm your grill to high heat, according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients until fully incorporated (see notes). Divide into approximately 1/4 pound (113 grams) portions and shape the patties. Place on your hot grill until cooked to your liking.

For the Honey Mustard Sauce:

  • Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.


  • Get the bottom half of your burger bun and spread about a teaspoon (or more, up to you) of honey mustard sauce.
  • Then proceed to layer the lettuce, tomatoes, burger patty, cheese (see notes), bacon (1-2 strips, or as many as you want!) and pineapple.
  • Top with the other half of your burger bun. Add mayo if desired.



  1. To ensure you’ve seasoned your burgers to your taste, before grilling the whole batch take a golf ball size portion, fry then taste. Adjust as necessary.
  2. Total grill time depends on how many burgers you can fit on your grill. For us, a batch of burgers is done in 12-15 minutes.
  3. Start grilling your pineapples when your burgers are close to being done.
  4. We like to put cheese on top of close-to-cooked burgers while they’re still on the grill so they melt on the patties themselves but you can also just place unmelted cheese on top of the burgers as you’re assembling them.


Calories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 20gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 496mgPotassium: 323mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 26IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information are estimates only.

Keyword 4th of July, Canada Day, Copycat, Easy, Memorial Day, Summer
Tried this recipe?Tag @iamtheunlikelybaker I’d love to see your creations!

Happy grilling!

Did you try this aloha burger recipe? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.

This is the second recipe in our No-Bake Summer Series. Check out last week’s Strawberry Mango Banana Smoothie.

Rate the Recipe


Sunday 20th of June 2021

I made this today and everyone loved it. This is totally amazing.


Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

Glad you liked it Robin!

Sarah Baumeister

Saturday 19th of June 2021

I think these burgers are absolutely amazing. I am not normally a pineapple in savory dishes person but honestly with the bacon to totally goes and is delicious.


Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

Grilled pineapples are awesome :)


Monday 14th of June 2021

This aloha burger recipe was perfect! My husband wasn't sure about the pineapple but loved it. Making again


Thursday 17th of June 2021

That's awesome Camille! Glad you guys liked it.


Tuesday 2nd of June 2020

Used my own burger recipe, added your components and it makes for a really tasty burger. Kids didn't care for the pineapple but my husband and me like it. More for us! Love your blog. Looking around to see a dessert recipe I can make next. Thank you!


Thursday 4th of June 2020

Glad you and your husband liked it Julie! We love grilling pineapples and eating it on its own, as a dessert :) Enjoy looking around the blog!


Thursday 28th of May 2020

My husband's been craving for this burger so I was happy to stumble upon your recipe. I'm not sure what the original aloha burger tastes like but the hubby is one happy fellow. All good!! The flavors are delicious and comes together well. Thank you for the recipe!


Thursday 28th of May 2020

Awesome! Glad you guys liked it :) Hope you're having a good summer.