Hawaiian Teriyaki Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Onion. Juicy teriyaki burger patties made with ground chicken or turkey, glazed with an easy homemade teriyaki burger sauce. Simple, healthy, and delicious! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated
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Teriyaki Burgers with Grilled Pineapple

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
Hawaiian Teriyaki Burgers. Moist, juicy chicken or turkey burgers topped with a sweet and tangy teriyaki burger sauce, grilled pineapple, and onion.

Ingredients

FOR THE BURGERS:

  • 1 pound 93% lean Simple Truth Ground Turkey
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic — about 3 cloves
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 rings canned pineapple — reserve juice for teriyaki sauce below
  • 1 red onion — cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • Whole wheat hamburger buns — for serving

FOR THE TERIYAKI SAUCE:

  • 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice — from canned pineapple above
  • 1/2 cup  low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons  rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic — about 1 clove
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Prepare the teriyaki sauce: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the reserved 1/4 cup pineapple juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, garlic, and ginger. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove the lid and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. While you wait for the sauce to boil, whisk the cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water together in a small bowl to create a slurry. Once the sauce is boiling, add the slurry, then stir to combine. Cook for 1 additional minute, until the sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, panko, garlic, ginger, black pepper, cilantro, and 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce. Mix just until combined, and be careful not to compact the meat. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Set aside some of the remaining teriyaki sauce for serving, reserving the rest for grilling. Preheat the grill to medium high and lightly oil the grates. Grill the rings of pineapple and red onion slices until caramelized and tender, about 3 minutes per side for the pineapple and 4 minutes for the red onion. Grill the burgers for 4 minutes on the first side, flip, then brush with  sauce. Grill 4 minutes, then flip again and brush the other side with sauce. Continue cooking until the burgers are cooked through and reach an internal temperature of 160 to 165 degrees F, about 10 minutes total. Remove to a plate, cover, and let rest 5 minutes. If desired, grill the buns.
  4. Serve the burgers inside of the buns, brushed with reserved sauce and topped with grilled pineapple and red onion.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Teriyaki Burgers with Grilled Pineapple, Turkey Burger Recipe

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 patty with 1 pineapple ring, 1 thick onion slice, and a light brushing of extra teriyaki sauce) — Calories: 254, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 91mg, Sodium: 734mg, Carbohydrates: 25g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 13g, Protein: 23g

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