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Chef John's Teriyaki Burgers

Rated as 3.8 out of 5 Stars

"Instead of using a sauce on the outside, I'm putting key teriyaki flavorings into the ground meat for these teriyaki burgers. Ideally these burgers should be cooked on a medium-hot charcoal grill, weather permitting."
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25 m servings 329
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Break up ground beef with the tip of a fork in a bowl. Drizzle in the soy sauce, sake, mirin, Worcestershire sauce, and sriracha sauce; crumble in brown sugar. Use tines of a fork to evenly distribute ingredients. Finish mixing with your hands (ideally your hands should be very cold for this). Shape into 4 equal-sized patties.
  3. Grill until browned and cooked through turning once, 3 or 4 minutes per side. When burgers develop a slight dome shape and juices begin to come through the top surface, they are done. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  4. Serve burgers on slider buns with lettuce and tomato slices.


  • Cook's Note:
  • These burgers can also be grilled indoors in a grill pan over medium high heat.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 329 calories; 14.8 162.9 26.1 81 573 Full nutrition

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Pretty good, quick and easy. I also agree with the other reviewer that it needed Pineapple. I added fresh pineapple slices to mine instead of the tomato.

was just so so not as I expected at all.

This is so super easy to make and so delicious! My son is a picky eater and he asked for second helping.

These really tired to fall apart while grilling. I chilled the formed patties because they seemed too moist, not sure if that helped or not. They were hard to turn and without exceptional care...