Hawaiian Turkey Burgers Recipe
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Hawaiian Turkey Burgers Recipe

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My Husband and I love to grill, so hamburgers are often on the menu. This recipe uses ground turkey instead of beef. Topped with pineapple slices, the burgers are moist and juicy. —Babette Watterson of Atglen, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 4 sesame hamburger buns

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 391 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 1041mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fruit.


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice (discard remaining juice or save for another use); set pineapple aside. In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, onions, red pepper, soy sauce, salt and reserved pineapple juice. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 3 minutes on each side. Brush with teriyaki sauce. Grill 4-6 minutes longer on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear.
  3. Grill pineapple slices for 2 minutes on each side, basting occasionally with teriyaki sauce. Warm buns on grill; top each with a burger and pineapple slice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Hawaiian Turkey Burgers in Light & Tasty June/July 2002, p31

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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chaosmommy User ID: 2687796 261387
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2017

"We were without a grill for quite a long time, so when we finally got a grill this was the first meal we made! It didn't disappoint. I added a little mayonnaise to the burger mix for moistness. The family loved these!"

UmaGoraya User ID: 8287400 222491
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"really yummy. my son, 2 daughters, and my husband all loved it. I made it without the pineapple but it still tasted good."

Sarah.87 User ID: 7300596 79309
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013

"These burgers were great! They were moist and had great flavor!"

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 111973
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

"Really yummy! Made them inside because it was winter time - still good!"

doyouhear User ID: 5912072 51356
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2011

"This was a wonderful and easy recipe! We plan on making it again soon!!"

marciaoakley User ID: 1474421 56448
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"These are really good, especially with the grilled pineapple and a little mayonnaise."

Rebson User ID: 1526542 85896
Reviewed May. 23, 2010

"I'm always looking for new turkey burger recipes and I'll be making this one again. Loved the grilled pineapple, but since I didn't have teriyaki sauce I didn't put that on the burgers and used soy sauce on the pineapple instead."

Poeschl User ID: 3716764 38440
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2010

"whole family loved this burger, a great way to go for a burger without the same old beef burger. love love loved it."

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