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Teriyaki Burgers with Water Chestnuts Recipe
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Teriyaki Burgers with Water Chestnuts Recipe

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With water chestnuts, these patties have a fun crunch. Top them with additional teriyaki sauce for a flavorful alternative to ketchup—Barb Schutz, Pandora, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 7 hamburger buns, split
  • 14 tomato slices
  • 7 lettuce leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 burger (calculated without salt and pepper) equals 303 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 743 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch


  1. In a large bowl, combine the water chestnuts, teriyaki sauce, onions, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix just until combined. Shape into seven 1/2-in.-thick patties.
  2. Prepare the grill for indirect heat. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Serve on buns with tomato and lettuce. Yield: 7 burgers.
Originally published as Teriyaki Burgers in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2010, p15

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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