This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Grilled Teriyaki Burgers with Pineapple. It’s also gluten-free adaptable– please see tips below the recipe…
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 8 min
These turn out perfect... such a simple recipe, yet they're super moist and delicious.
1 1/4 pounds ground beef (no less than 15% fat- you want to keep them moist)
1 (28-ounce) can of pineapple slices (or slice it up fresh), drained well & divided
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1. In a large bowl, combine beef, 2 pineapple slices (chopped finely), soy sauce, onions, ginger, pepper and garlic. Divide beef mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
2. Preheat grill. Place burgers on grill rack; grill 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve on toasted buns with another slice of pineapple tucked inside. Serve with desired condiments.
*If preparing this recipe as gluten free, be sure to use a brand of soy sauce that is designated as GF (and gluten free buns, of course).
*If you use fresh pineapple, make sure that you take the time to drain the pineapple very well. Fresh is much juicier than canned, and you don't want to end up with a mushy mixture for your burgers.
*On my burger, I enjoyed just a splash of steak sauce. The pineapple provides so much flavor (especially if you use fresh) that you'll find you don't need much, if anything, to add to it.
*Be sure to make these burgers as soon as they're shaped and ready to go-- placing them in the refrigerator and letting them sit will allow the pineapple to break down the beef and might make them mushy.