This easy Hawaiian teriyaki burger is made with lean ground beef, carrots, scallions and topped with grilled pineapple and a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce.
2 lbs 93% ground beef
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tsp sriracha sauce, or more if you like it spicy
8 slices fresh pineapple
8 burger buns
8 lettuce leaves
For the pineapple teriyaki sauce:
1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup pineapple juice
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger, very fine
1 small garlic clove, minced
For the burgers:
Combine the ground beef with grated carrots, scallions, ginger, soy sauce and sriracha sauce.
For the teriyaki sauce:
Combine cornstarch in cold water and dissolve. Set aside.
Mix soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, grated ginger and garlic in small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil and simmer until sauce reduces, about 15 to 18 minutes.
Add cornstarch water mixture and simmer until thick, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Get the grill nice and hot.
Place the patties on the grill and cook for about about 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until burgers are cooked to your liking.
While the burgers are cooking, grill the pineapple slices for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
To serve, place a piece of lettuce on the bottom of each burger bun. Top with the cooked burger, teriyaki sauce, and grilled pineapple. Serve with sweet potato fries. Guess what, it’s eatin time!!!