This easy Hawaiian teriyaki burger is made with lean ground beef, carrots, scallions and topped with grilled pineapple and a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce.
Yield: 8 servings
5 from 6 votes

Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger, Calories: 330kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 584mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 21g
Freestyle Points: 7
Points +: 8