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Teriyaki Beef Burgers

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.
  • Makes
    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

  • In a large bowl, combine the beef and water chestnuts. Shape into six patties. Place in a 13x9-in. dish.
  • 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.
  • 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 thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear, basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Serve on lettuce-lined buns.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 335 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 924mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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  • jackofalltrades
    May 17, 2013

    It might have been the ginger that tasted funky to a642483. I liked it better without it.

  • fredaevans
    May 17, 2013

    These are really very good. For your first pass cut the 'spices' in half and work up from there.

  • shelton463
    Jan 4, 2012

    Pretty tasty! You have to be gentle when cooking as they fall apart easily, but the flavor is quite good. Will make again.

  • a642483
    Apr 8, 2011

    Blah! These had a terrible taste to them. I wonder if marinating overnight did it? I followed directions exactly. My husband liked it, but I definitely could taste something that wasn't appealing....