Thursday, October 3, 2013

Paleo Diablo Burgers Stuffed with Baked Pineapple

Sometimes Paleo can get a little old. I do try to keep costs low by focusing on making things I can eat over the course of the week after one big cook on the weekend. However, every once in a while, I have to mix things up or I go crazy. That's kinda how I feel about playing Diablo! It's not an every day kind of game for me, but you can always go back any time and add a little kick to your day. So that's what inspired the name for this recipe. I tried it out with my friends Shannon and Steven who are my Whole30 accountabilibuddies! It was nice to have a chance for all of us to get together and try something new! It has a real kick to it, so if you like spicy food, then go for it, but it's not for the faint of heart!

Diablo Burgers Stuffed with Baked Pineapple


  • 1 lbs of ground spicy Italian sausage
  • 1/2 lbs of ground beef
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • Cayenne pepper to taste.(I think a pinch will do you just fine, but some people want their mouths afire)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 2 tbs coconut oil

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Cut your pineapple in half. Chop it into half inch cubes and add to a mixing bowl with your coconut oil.  Toss till it's all evenly coated.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment and place your pineapple on the sheet. Put in the oven for 15 minutes. After that, flip/toss the cubes and then replace in the oven for another 15 minutes.
  4. While your pineapple bakes, rinse your mixing bowl and then add the ground sausage, beef, salt, chopped onion, cayenne pepper, and parsley. Use your hands to mix thoroughly.
  5. Then roll your meat into 8 even meat balls.
  6. When the pineapple is done cooking, remove the sheet from the oven. When your meatballs are ready, then flatten four of them. 
  7. Place as many chunks of pineapple in the center of each flattened meatball as possible. 
  8. Flatten the other meatballs over the top of the first set. Make sure you pinch the sides closed. They cook best if you can't see any of the pineapple showing through. 
  9. Place a large frying pan on the stove with medium heat. Spray with a light coating of olive oil. 
  10. Then evenly space your stuffed paddies on the pan without the edges touching.
  11. You should be able to cook them for about 5 minutes on each side, but you might want to slice through one to check that it's done. I like them medium rare but sometimes it takes a little extra time depending on how thick you made them.
  12. Serve with salad, guacamole, sweet potato, and/or any extra pineapple you couldn't fit inside the burgers.


  1. Replies
    1. Next time I will try to make smaller paddies and possibly use a little less cayenne! SO SPICY!