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Savannah’s Son of a Sirloin Burger

Last month the Margaritaville University college ambassadors were challenged to submit their best burger recipe. A hungry panel of Margaritaville judges chose the best of the best to be featured on

Meet Savannah!


Hometown: Madison, Georgia

College: University of Georgia

Best thing about being part of Margaritaville University: Getting to spread island vibes all year round while being part of something I’m passionate about!

Inspiration for my recipe: Just an island state of mind, really! We focused on tropical flavors while being careful not to shade the delicious taste of a classic cheeseburger.

If I could enjoy my burger anywhere in the world it would be: Key West, FL

Favorite Jimmy Buffett Quote:  “Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call, wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall” (Can’t help but sing this one out loud when I see the water! It’s so accurate for my life, and it always strikes a chord in me. It’s like a love song to the ocean, and I love it!)


  • 1 pack ground sirloin
  • Pinch of applewood rub
  • A few strips of bacon
  • 1 small can of sliced pineapples
  • 2 tbs. coconut rum
  • 1 tbs. ginger
  • 1 tsp. garlic
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup of jalapeños
  • Pepper Jack cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato


  1. Mix a few strips of shredded bacon in with ground sirloin. Form into patties.
  2. Sprinkle a pinch of applewood rub onto each patty.
  3. While these cook, form chutney topping. Mix pineapples, coconut rum, ginger, garlic, onions, and jalapeños in bowl. Sauté together.
  4. Toast buns (optional).
  5. Build your burger! Place patty on bun, add cheese, lettuce, tomato, one pineapple ring, and top it with the chutney.