Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers


Fresh ginger is a key ingredient for these tasty burgers.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 sandwiches


  • cooking spray

  • 2 slices canned pineapple, drained

  • ¾ pound ground beef

  • ½ cup plain bread crumbs

  • ½ (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped

  • ¼ cup teriyaki sauce

  • 1 egg

  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, minced

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Asian seasoning blend

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ cup shredded lettuce, divided

  • 2 hamburger buns, split


  1. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Spray a broiling rack with cooking spray.

  2. Place pineapple slices on a baking sheet and broil just until lightly browned, about 1 minute per side. Set the pineapple slices aside.

  3. Thoroughly mix ground beef, bread crumbs, water chestnuts, teriyaki sauce, egg, minced ginger, Asian seasoning blend, onion powder, and garlic powder in a bowl; divide in half and form 2 large patties. Place the patties onto the prepared broiling rack.

  4. Broil patties until burgers are browned and no longer pink inside, 5 to 8 minutes per side. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the middle of a burger should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

  5. Place half the lettuce onto the bottom half of each bun; top with a burger and a slice of pineapple. Place bun tops on sandwiches and serve.

Cook's Notes:

Made 2 nice sized burgers and used fresh bakery rolls. I can't see why you can't grill or pan-fry these burgers. I used canned pineapple slices and broiled them just a touch.

I use Pampered Chef® Asian Seasoning Blend; you could try lemon pepper seasoning instead.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

675 Calories
26g Fat
65g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 675
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 196mg 65%
Sodium 2650mg 115%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 167mg 13%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 700mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.