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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

One burger equals 391 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 1041 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g 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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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."

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013

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

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

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

Reviewed Jul. 22, 2011

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

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

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

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