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Terrific Teriyaki Burgers

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Grill: 15 min.

Makes

6 servings

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
Terrific Teriyaki Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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
  • BURGERS:
  • 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

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple, ginger, garlic and sesame oil; set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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