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Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger

If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy a burger, then I think you’ll love this Hawaiian inspired teriyaki burger made with Laura’s Lean ground beef[1], carrots, scallions and topped with a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce and a grilled pineapple.

Last weekend I spent four days in Disney World with my husband and youngest daughter Madison. I attended the Food Blog Forum which was truly inspirational, and we stayed at the Grand Floridian Resort which was a lovely place to stay. One of those nights we ate dinner at the Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, where I had a delicious teriyaki steak topped with pineapple; which was the inspiration for this burger recipe.

I did a little research into what goes into a Hawaian teriyaki sauce, and after reading many recipes I came up with my own version which was so good, this will certainly be a regular. You could of course buy teriyaki marinade to speed this up, but making it from scratch tastes sooo much better.

I’m a huge fan of Laura’s Lean Beef[4], because it’s low in fat and saturated fat, and free of hormones and antibiotics, which is important to me when choosing meat. Their beef is available in many supermarkets, and I even found it at Target. I’m also running a giveaway over at Skinny Bits[5] for two $25 vouchers so if you haven’t tried Laura’s Lean Beef, here’s your chance (click link for giveaway[6])

And I just have to share this contraption that easily cuts pineapple into perfect rings. My girlfriend Gabbie bought this for me a few years ago, and I love it; it’s called the Pineapple Easy Slicer[7]. It’s simple to use and it’s awesome. If you prefer canned pineapple, be sure it’s packed in juice and not syrup.

By the way, this is also great without the bun if you’re watching your carbs, just serve it on a bed of lettuce and drizzle the teriyaki sauce on top. Without the bun, the burgers are Weight Watchers 6 points plus.

Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger
Servings: 8 • Size: 1 burger • Old Points: 7 pts • Weight Watcher Points+: 8 pt*
Calories: 330 • Fat: 10 g • Carb: 37 g • Fiber: 6 g • Protein: 29 g • Sugar: 21 g
Sodium: 584 mg • Cholest: 60 mg   *without bun: 6 PP


  • 2 lbs Laura’s Lean 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 whole wheat 100 calorie buns (I used Martin’s)
  • 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: Gently combine the ground beef with grated carrots, scallions, ginger, soy sauce and sriracha sauce. Form into 8 equal sized patties, try not to overwork the meat so it doesn’t get tough.

For the teriyaki sauce:  Combine the cornstarch in cold water and dissolve. Set aside.

Mix soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, grated ginger and garlic in small saucepan over medium-low 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.

Heat the grill. When hot clean the grates and spray with oil. Place the patties on the grill and cook on high heat for 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 and 1 tbsp of teriyaki sauce, then top with grilled pineapple.

Teriyaki sauce recipe adapted from Food.com[8]

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Laura’s Lean Beef[9].
I only share products I am passionate about and use in my own kitchen
on a daily basis. I created this recipe and received compensation to do
so, hope you enjoy!


  1. ^ Laura’s Lean ground beef (www.laurasleanbeef.com)
  2. ^ Grand Floridian Resort (disneyworld.disney.go.com)
  3. ^ Kona Cafe (disneyworld.disney.go.com)
  4. ^ Laura’s Lean Beef (www.laurasleanbeef.com)
  5. ^ giveaway over at Skinny Bits (www.skinny-bits.com)
  6. ^ click link for giveaway (www.skinny-bits.com)
  7. ^ Pineapple Easy Slicer (www.amazon.com)
  8. ^ Food.com (www.food.com)
  9. ^ Laura’s Lean Beef (www.laurasleanbeef.com)

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  • Serves: 4

  • Prep time: 20 mins

  • Cooking time: 10 mins

    (3-5 mins on each side)

  • Total time: 30 mins

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Homemade beef burgers are much tastier than shop-bought – and they aren’t much harder to make. All you need to do is combine a little mince with some binding agents and a little flavouring. Our homemade burger recipe is perfect for the BBQ or for a family meal – and if you make them from scratch, you know exactly what’s going in them! You can use classic beef mince to make these burgers or replace it with turkey or pork for a lighter taste – or vegetarian mince like Quorn can be used as a meat substitute


  • 500g good quality mince
  • Good pinch of oregano
  • 1tsp salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Handful of breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

To serve:

  • Loaf of ciabatta
  • 1 iceberg lettuce
  • 4 medium tomatoes

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Top tip: The eggs and breadcrumbs aren’t essential but will help bind the ingredients together.


  1. Place all of the burger ingredients in a large bowl and mix together or whizz all the ingredients in a food processor until the mixture starts holding together.
  2. Shape the burgers into round flat discs with wetted hands. To get perfectly round shapes, press the mixture into a metal pastry cutter. Don’t over-handle the burgers or they’ll be tough and dry when cooked.
  3. Place the burgers on the barbecue or in a frying pan and cook until they’re done all the way through and there’s no pinkness in the middle. To check this, press down the top of a burger with a fish slice – if there are pink juices oozing out, then cook for a few more minutes.
  4. Serve on a lightly toasted ciabatta with lettuce and sliced tomato.

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