Teriyaki Burger with Pineapple

Teriyaki Burger with Pineapple
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Grilled teriyaki hamburger patty with pepper jack cheese, teriyaki glazed grilled pineapple, crispy bacon and lettuce on a toasted bun.

Just Give Me The Recipe Already

Would summer even be summer without making or eating burgers on the regular? That’s a hard no for us. It’s something we look forward to all winter long… they can be so loooonnnnnng! We especially like making gourmet burgers, loaded with lots of flavors and texture. Like our Gourmet Burger with Pickled Red Cabbage or our mouth watering Raspberry Jalapeno Popper Burger.

Teriyaki burger with pineapple on a small wooden board with a drink in a glass and a whole pineapple in the background

We were dreaming of Hawaii and wishing we were there but since we’re not, we figured why not make a burger with pineapple on it because what says Hawaii more then pineapple? We served these with a Hawaiian Mai Thai to take our imagined vacation to the next level!

These Teriyaki Burgers with Pineapple are easy to make but they are not lacking in flavor. The salty bacon and sweet pineapple pair perfectly with the salty-sweet teriyaki sauce. We have been making these burgers a lot the past couple weeks, which we’re not mad about, 😀 to get the recipe just right for you!

What You Need

Ingredient List

  • Bacon
  • Ground beef
  • Pepper Jack cheese
  • Pineapple fresh or canned (sliced)
  • Lettuce
  • Mayo
  • Buns (we like using whole wheat)
  • Teriyaki sauce
    • Soy sauce
    • Pineapple juice
    • Apple cider vinegar
    • Brown sugar
    • Cornstarch
    • Ground ginger
    • Granulated Garlic

Extra Tips For This Recipe

Teriyaki Sauce

We like making our own sauce (we will include the recipe) but sometimes we buy it. If you’re buying it just make sure it has some kind of sugar in it so it will caramelize when grilled.

Pineapple

Use fresh or canned pineapple in this recipe. If you’re using canned make sure it is sliced.

FAQ

What are some good whole wheat hamburger bun options?

Well we’re going to recommend our recipe if you want homemade 😀.

Some store bought options we like are: These sprouted burger buns from Alvarado Street Bakery.
100% whole wheat buns from Rudi’s Bakery.
We sometimes get these whole wheat buns from Brownberry Bakery because they are pretty easy to find in the grocery store.

How to Make

Step by step instructions below or scroll down for printable version

Make the Teriyaki Sauce

In a small saucepan combine 1/4 cup Soy sauce, 1/4 cup Pineapple Juice, 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar, 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar, 2 teaspoons Cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger and 1/8 teaspoon Granulated Garlic. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. You can use right away or store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Cook the Bacon

We like to bake our bacon, it’s easy and mess free!

Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, lay the bacon on the tray and bake at 425 F for 15-20 minutes or until your desired crispiness is reached.

Grill the Burger and Pineapple

Divide 1 pound of hamburger into 4 equal pieces and shape into patties, a little bit bigger then your bun. Season both sides with salt and pepper and brush with teriyaki sauce.

Cut the top and bottom off a fresh pineapple then cut the rind off. Slice into 1/2 inch thick rounds (you need 4 slices). Cut the core out of the center. Brush each side with teriyaki sauce.

If you’re using canned pineapple then you’ll need 8 slices. Drain well and brush each side with teriyaki sauce.

Grill the burgers on high heat for 2-3 minutes per side or until cooked to your desired doneness. Place a slice of Pepper Jack cheese on each patty during the last minute of cooking.

Grill the pineapple on high heat for 2-4 minutes per side or until the teriyaki sauce is caramelized.

Note: Cooking times and temperatures will vary depending on your grill and how hot/cold it is outside.

Assemble

Toast 4 buns (we use whole wheat buns) either on the grill or in the oven on broil. You will also need some Lettuce and Mayo.

Spread the buns with mayo, place the patty on the bottom bun then top with a little teriyaki sauce, the grilled pineapple, bacon, lettuce and then the top bun.

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Teriyaki Burger with Pineapple

These teriyaki burgers with pineapple are the perfect easy meal for a summer night. You can make them to impress guests or just for a yummy family dinner. If you want them to come together extra fast then use canned pineapple and premade teriyaki sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Burgers/Sandwiches, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Burgers
Calories 785 kcal

Ingredients
  

Teriyaki Sauce

  • ¼ cup Soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Pineapple juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon Ground ginger
  • teaspoon Granulated garlic

Burgers

  • 1 pound Ground beef or 4 beef patties
  • 4 slices Pepper Jack cheese
  • ½ cup Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 Fresh pineapple or 1 can sliced
  • 6-8 slices Cooked bacon
  • 4 Hamburger buns toasted
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lettuce

Instructions
 

Teriyaki Sauce

  • Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.

Burgers

  • Preheat grill to high heat.
  • Divide the hamburger into 4 equal pieces and shape into patties a little bit bigger then your bun. Season both sides with salt and pepper and brush with teriyaki sauce.
    Grill on high heat for 2-3 minutes per side or until cooked to your desired doneness. Place a slice of cheese on each patty during the last minute of cooking. Note: cooking times and temperatures will vary depending on your grill and how hot/cold it is outside.
  • If you're using fresh pineapple Cut the bottom and top off the pineapple then cut the rind off. Make 4 round slices about 3/8-1/2 inch thick. Use a spoon, small cookie cutter or a knife to cut the core out of the center of the slices.
    If using canned then Remove the pineapple slices from the can and shake off any excess juice (use 2 rings per burger).
    Brush each side of the pineapples with teriyaki sauce. Grill on high heat for 2-3 minutes per side or until the they are caramelized.
  • Spread the top and bottom bun with mayo and a little bit of teriyaki sauce. Place your patty on the bottom bun then top with the bacon, pineapple, lettuce, and top bun.
Keyword bbq, summer grilling

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2 thoughts on “Teriyaki Burger with Pineapple”

  • 5 stars
    I love this recipe. When I was in Hawaii I asked the tour guide who took us on the foodie tour about getting a Hawaiian burger he kind of laughed at me. But the one I got had Avocado and pineapple which was incredible. So I’m going to try this but add avocado.

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