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      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




      Ingredients:




      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



      Preparation:




      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.


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      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!

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