Good Life, Good Food: Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger

      Chef Bud, Anthony Pittman, Meredith Keller enjoy making a hamburger on National Hamburger Day.
      Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger


      2 lbs 93% lean ground beef

      ½ C grated carrots

      ½ C chopped scallions

      1 tsp fresh ginger, grated

      1 Tblspn Kikkoman reduced sodium soy sauce

      1 tsp Kikkoman sriracha sauce

      8 slices Dole Pineapple

      8 ea whole wheat buns

      8 ea lettuce leaves

      Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce:

      ½ Tblspn cornstarch

      ¼ C cold water

      ¼ C Kikkoman low sodium soy sauce

      ½ C pineapple juice

      3 Tblspn brown sugar

      ½ tsp fresh ginger, grated very fine

      1 ea small garlic clove, minced


      Preheat your grill to medium high.

      Gently combine the ground beef, grated carrots, scallions, ginger, soy sauce and sriracha sauce. Form into 8 patties try not to over work the meat.

      Combine the cornstarch in cold water and dissolve. Set aside.

      Mix soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, grated ginger and garlic in a sauce pan 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.


      lace patties on the grill and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side or until burgers are cooked to desired doneness. While burgers are cooking, grill the pineapple slices for 2 to 3 minutes a side.

      Serve your Teriyaki burgers by placing the cooked burger on a grilled wheat bun top with 1 Tblpsn of your teriyaki sauce, then a slice of grilled pineapple! Serve with fresh fruit or salad for a wonderful spring meal! Enjoy!