Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger

Website credited with original recipe: www.skinnytaste.com

If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy a burger, then I think you’ll love this Hawaiian inspired teriyaki burger made with lean ground beef, carrots, scallions and topped with a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce and a grilled pineapple.
Serves: 8

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 lbs 93% ground beef
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce (or more if you like it spicy)
  • 8 slices fresh pineapple
  • 8 whole wheat 100 calorie buns (I used Martin’s)
  • 8 lettuce leaves

For the pineapple teriyaki sauce:

  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger, very fine
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced

DIRECTIONS:

For the burgers:

  1. Gently combine the ground beef with grated carrots, scallions, ginger, soy sauce and sriracha sauce.
  2. Form into 8 equal sized patties, try not to overwork the meat so it doesn’t get tough.

For the teriyaki sauce:

  1. Combine the cornstarch in cold water and dissolve. Set aside.
  2. Mix soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, grated ginger and garlic in small saucepan over medium-low heat; bring to a boil and simmer until sauce reduces, about 15 to 18 minutes.
  3. Add cornstarch water mixture and simmer until thick, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  4. Heat the grill. When hot clean the grates and spray with oil.
  5. Place the patties on the grill and cook on high heat for about 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until burgers are cooked to your liking.
  6. While the burgers are cooking, grill the pineapple slices for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  7. To serve, place a piece of lettuce on the bottom of each burger bun. Top with the cooked burger and 1 tbsp of teriyaki sauce, then top with grilled pineapple.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Amount Per Serving
calories 287
Total Fat 6 g 9 %
Saturated Fat 2 g 10 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 70 mg 23 %
Sodium 492 mg 20 %
Potassium 154 mg 4 %
Total Carbohydrate 31 g 10 %
Dietary Fiber 4 g 16 %
Sugars 17 g
Protein 29 g 59 %
Vitamin A 33 %
Vitamin C 30 %
Calcium 6 %
Iron 22 %