Summer Special: Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger

I am a sucker for all things pineapple. Everything from Hawaiian pizza to piña coladas, I’m in! This burger is the perfect summer entree! Check out the recipe below.

Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger


    For the patties:
  • 2 lbs of ground turkey (or beef)
  • 1/2 cups of bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 Tsp relish
  • 1 tsp soy + 1 tsp sriracha sauce (if you want some heat) OR 2 tsp of teriyaki sauce
  • 1 pack of potato rolls
  • For the teriyaki sauce:
  • The Easy Way:
  • 1 can pineapple slices
  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
  • The Homemade Way*:
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup pineapple broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


    For the patties:
  1. Combine turkey or beef with bread crumbs, ginger, relish, and your choice of sauce. Form into desired sized patties.
  2. Grill the patties on the grill on high for 5-7 minutes (or cooked to desired liking). While grilling, baste the patties with any left over teriyaki sauce.
  3. While burgers are cooking, grill sliced pineapple slices for 2 minutes on each side.
  4. To serve, use potato rolls, add desired toppings (lettuce, cheese, tomatoes) and grilled pineapple on top of the burger.
  5. For the teriyaki sauce:
    The Easy Way:
  6. Remove pineapple slices from can. Combine 1/3 cup of left over pineapple juice with 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce.
  7. The Homemade Way*:
  8. Pineapple Broth: Drain all juice from canned pineapple (no actual pineapple yet) into small bowl. Add broth until there is enough liquid to fill one cup combined.
  9. Teriyaki sauce: After making pineapple/juice broth mixture, combine first 6 ingredients in small sauce pan. In separate cup, combine cornstarch and water (COLD) and mix thoroughly. Set cornstarch and water mixture aside. Heat ingredients in sauce pan over high heat, stirring occasionally to keep the bottom from burning. Just prior to boiling point, slowly add the corstarch and water while stirring CONSTANTLY. Mixture in pan will start to thicken. When desired consistency is reached, add pineapple chuncks. Let cool, then serve.


*Homemade teriyaki sauce recipe from

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