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!