Paniolo is the Hawaiian word for cowboy. Typically in Hawaii a Paniolo burger is topped with some sort of BBQ sauce and onion. Usually an onion ring. Paddlers used to have a really good Paniolo Burger, but that was about 2-3 managers ago, and SURPRISE, they're currently closed and about to switch owners AGAIN. I think that will make 6 different owners in the 5 years we've been here?
Anyway. back to the Burger.
Here's the secret:
1. Make your burgers on cast iron, only season with plenty of salt and pepper
2. Top with swiss cheese and let it melt over the heat
3. Toast your sesame buns in the burger grease
4. Top with BBQ sauce, lettuce, bread and butter pickles, and onion rings
I've been making these Pioneer Woman ones a lot lately and they are so so so good!