Monday, July 2, 2012

summer grilling: teriyaki turkey & pineapple burgers

Next up on the grilling menu: turkey burgers! We've made turkey burgers before, but never with teriyaki and never on the grill. We've really been enjoying grilling, but it might slow down for a bit since the temperatures have been in the 100's for a week and there are no signs of that changing any time soon!

I wanted to try something fun for these burgers, something other than burger on a bun with cheese and ketchup. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's summer let's have fun. So here is how I made these burgers.

teriyaki turkey burgers with pineapple
2 pounds ground turkey {makes ~8 burgers}
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
1 cup bread crumbs
3/4 cup teriyaki sauce

Put the ground turkey in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine the bread crumbs and teriyaki sauce - this will be your moistener and help hold the turkey together. Add the seasoning to the turkey, I just used our typical stand-by burger seasoning, but you can add whatever you like. Then add the teriyaki-soaked bread crumbs and mix well. I found that my patties were holding together well, but if they weren't I would have added an egg to the mixture.

Make sure you cook the burgers through to 160* F - that's the USDA's recommendation. And I tend to trust them. :) After the burgers are done, move them to the outside edges of the grill to add the pineapple and cheese. If I had pineapple slices at the time, I would have grilled those for a minute before putting them on the burger.

After the cheese is melted, bun them up and serve! I served mind on King Hawaiian rolls and they were pretty tasty!

One more grilling week down, a few more to go. Grilling has been awesome, it takes less time and less clean-up, perfect for lazy summer nights. :)

xoxo, christa


  1. I pretty much love ANYTHING involving the grill and pineapple. Yummy!

  2. Mmm, I love turkey burgers! I'll have to give these a try--I love the addition of the teriyaki sauce!


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