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Terrific Teriyaki Burgers

Golden flecks of pineapple give these burgers a touch of sweetness, while the ginger root adds some spice. Ground chicken works well in this recipe, too. —Margaret Wilson, Hemet, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Grill: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 pound lean ground turkey
  • 6 slices unsweetened pineapple
  • 6 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 6 slices tomato


  • In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple, ginger, garlic and sesame oil; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the egg white, bread crumbs, onions, crushed pineapple and 3 tablespoons ketchup mixture. Crumble beef and turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into six burgers.
  • Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear, brushing occasionally with remaining ketchup mixture.
  • Grill or broil pineapple slices for 2-3 minutes on each side or until heated through. Serve burgers and pineapple on buns with lettuce and tomato.
Nutrition Facts
1 burger: 386 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 677mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.

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  • JaniceBaer
    Feb 12, 2014

    This was so good! I even pulled out the grill on a Minnesota February day to make these! Was so good in fact, I made them the next day inside on the stove top. Good either way! Only down side was that the meat paddies wanted to fall apart when flipping them over. The taste however, is delicious whether in paddy form or loose crumbles!

  • pajamaangel
    Sep 3, 2013

    I didn't have any problem with these crumbling and we thought the flavor was delicious!

  • jillibean222
    Jun 25, 2013

    I also had the same problem as others with consistency and the burgers fall apart on the grill, so I cooked the remaining burgers on the stovetop. Aside from them falling apart, the flavor was absolutely delicious! I will certainly try this recipe again and play around with the ingredients to perfect the consistency. I may also give BarbieHart's suggestion a try and freeze them first. Definitely worth a second try!

  • sakitai2
    Jun 14, 2013

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  • shiny0torchic
    May 30, 2013

    I found these burgers an absolute delite! Delicious. I used all ground turkey and can't wait to try with chicken. I used a griddle to cook these burgers, as I don't have a grill, and didn't have a problem flipping the burgers. As to Chess, your reviews were extremely unprofessional and I feel sorry that you'll be missing out on all of the other wonderful recipes Taste of Home has to offer.

  • BarbieHart
    May 29, 2013

    Anytime I use ground turkey I put them in the freezer before I cook them, sometime even partially freezing them. Then cook on grill and only turn over once, not "bothering" them so they won't fall apart. The more frozen they are the better. You won't have trouble anymore.

  • Laura Culp
    May 29, 2013

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  • ser0082
    Mar 9, 2013

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    Jul 2, 2012

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  • BrandiJak
    Jun 17, 2012

    Made just as listed, they were delicious!