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Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

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 burgers


  • 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
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 4 sesame hamburger buns


  • 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 4 patties.
  • On a lightly oiled 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 thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 burger: 401 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 839mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat.

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  • Wendy
    Jan 26, 2019

    I used a fresh pineapple and sliced, cored and grilled it. I cooked all of it on my grill pan. We all thought it was delicious and nutritious.

  • chaosmommy
    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
    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
    Jun 25, 2013

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

  • sls777
    Mar 20, 2013

    No comment left

  • mjlouk
    Jan 18, 2013

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

  • doyouhear
    Jul 22, 2011

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

  • marciaoakley
    Jan 17, 2011

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

  • Rebson
    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
    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.