Grass-Fed Beef Recipe: Big Island Beef Burger Pops

By Ken Takahashi
Honolulu Burger Company, 1295 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, 808-808-626-5202,

Makes 16 Pops
Perfect for parties and pupus

1 lb grass-fed burger (1 oz per pop)
Ingredients for your choice of stuffings (see below suggestions):
– Chopped mushrooms and shredded cheddar cheese
– Chopped jalapenos and shredded cheese
– Crumbled blue cheese and crumbled fried bacon
16 won ton wrappers
16 wooden sticks
Oil for deep frying pops

Get the oil hot in your fryer 350 degrees. Roll 1 oz. of burger around your choice of stuffing combos, covering all the stuffing with burger. Stick the lollipop sticks in the meatball.  Moisten the wrapper edges.  Wrap burger ball in won ton wrapper. Make sure to wrap the won ton pei around the stick and give it a twist to make sure that it adheres to the lollipop stick at its base.  Place the pops, burger side down, in deep fryer basket and lower into deep fryer (try not to get the stick in the oil-to make it easier to handle don’t get oil on the sticks). Fry till golden brown. Raise basket and carefully remove pops and place on paper towels to drain and cool. Serve with bowl of condiments for dipping: mustard, ketchup, mayo, chopped pickle, etc.


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