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Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger

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This easy Hawaiian teriyaki burger is made with lean ground beef, carrots, scallions and topped with grilled pineapple and a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce.

If you're looking for a new way to enjoy a burger, then I think you'll love this Hawaiian inspired teriyaki burger made with lean ground beef, carrots, scallions and topped with a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce and a grilled pineapple.

This burger was inspired by a trip to Disney World with my husband and youngest daughter Madison. We stayed at the Grand Floridian Resort which was a lovely place to stay. One of those nights we ate dinner at the Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, where I had a delicious teriyaki steak topped with pineapple; which was the inspiration for this burger recipe.

Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger

The homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce is delicious, but if you wish you can use pre-made teriyaki marinade to speed this up. Canned pineapple can also be used instead of fresh, just be sure it’s packed in juice and not syrup.

To lower the carbs, swap the bun out for a bed of lettuce and drizzle the teriyaki sauce on top.

Pineapple-teriyaki Sauce Ingredients

  • cornstarch, to thicken
  • low-sodium soy sauce, for unami and salt
  • pineapple juice, for sweetness and acidity
  • brown sugar, for sweetness
  • fresh ginger, for pungent flavor
  • garlic, for pungent flavor

Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger

5 from 20 votes
This easy Hawaiian teriyaki burger is made with lean ground beef, carrots, scallions and topped with grilled pineapple and a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
This easy Hawaiian teriyaki burger is made with lean ground beef, carrots, scallions and topped with grilled pineapple and a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1 burger


  • 2 lbs 93% ground beef
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce, or more if you like it spicy
  • 8 slices fresh pineapple
  • 8 whole wheat 100 calorie buns, I used Martin's
  • 8 lettuce leaves

For the pineapple teriyaki sauce:

  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger, very fine
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced


For the burgers:

  • Gently combine the ground beef with grated carrots, scallions, ginger, soy sauce and sriracha sauce.
  • Form into 8 equal sized patties, try not to overwork the meat so it doesn't get tough.

For the teriyaki sauce:

  • Combine the cornstarch in cold water and dissolve. Set aside.
  • Mix soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, grated ginger and garlic in small saucepan over medium-low heat; bring to a boil and simmer until sauce reduces, about 15 to 18 minutes.
  • Add cornstarch water mixture and simmer until thick, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • Heat the grill. When hot clean the grates and spray with oil.
  • Place the patties on the grill and cook on high heat for about 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until burgers are cooked to your liking.
  • While the burgers are cooking, grill the pineapple slices for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  • To serve, place a piece of lettuce on the bottom of each burger bun. Top with the cooked burger and 1 tbsp of teriyaki sauce, then top with grilled pineapple.

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Serving: 1 burger, Calories: 330 kcal, Carbohydrates: 37 g, Protein: 29 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 60 mg, Sodium: 584 mg, Fiber: 6 g, Sugar: 21 g


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143 comments on “Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger”

  1. This is the absolute BEST burger I have EVER had in my life! The flavors compliment each other so well. Nothing comes close to this recipe in my opinion. Thank you so much for sharing this!!! 

  2. These were so delicious I was floored – and I’m not a pineapple person. Making them again tonight 🙂

    I put them on a Dave’s killer bun and served with Gina’s macaroni salad. Amazing.

  3. Made this for my wife on her birthday. I’ve never tried a teriyaki burger before and she told me it tastes better than the Habit Grill’s teriyaki burger (which is her favorite meal). I’ve yet to try their burger, and I might not have to anymore! It was amazing!

  4. I made these tonight with a few subs based on what I had on hand. I subbed turkey for ground beef, and airfried them and the pineapple (it was dark by the time I started cooking so I didn’t go out to grill), also I didn’t have green onion so I used red in the burger. And I used Liquid Aminos instead of soy sauce, used dried ginger and garlic, and cut down on the sugar to only 2 TBSP for the sauce. Lastly, I used canned pineapple instead of fresh, and used the juice(its 100% juice) from the can for the teriyaki sauce.

    Delish! I had mine over shredded romaine and carrots and a little more red onion. The kids had it on a bun. The sauce was the star of this dish! Highly recommended. I even made the burgers and sauce (minus the cornstarch slurry) ahead and had them in the fridge ready to go! Airfried each side about 10 mins, threw the pineapple in for the last 5. Perfecto!