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Teriyaki Beef Burgers Recipe

Teriyaki Beef Burgers Recipe

Everyone who tastes them agrees that these are not your ordinary burgers! A flavorful Asian-inspired marinade and crunchy water chestnuts make them a surefire crowd-pleaser. —Mitzi Sentiff, Annapolis, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sherry or reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 6 hamburger buns, split

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the beef and water chestnuts. Shape into six patties. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. dish.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, sherry or broth, onions, brown sugar, garlic and ginger. Pour 1/2 cup over patties; cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  • 3. Drain and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill patties, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear, basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Serve on lettuce-lined buns. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 335 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 924 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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