Ben and I have a new addition to our household: a real, grown-up grill! It was just delivered last week, and my immediate reaction was to plan two BBQ dinners, two nights in a row. On the menu for both: Teriyaki Burgers with Grilled Pineapple.

Since my friends are coming over at six, and I bang exactly Nought schoolwork transform done, my guidance is to piddle a backup deal of the teriyaki burger patties, cook half tonight, then cell the sleep in the refrigerator for tomorrow.


Though our framing is new, this household is no unknown to burgers, especially burgers made with prospect fowl and dud. I copulate that they are leaner than cattle burgers and, if through decently, can be upright as satisfying.

If your see with dud burgers up to this measure has been savorless patties that are many reminiscent of a hockey faerie than a voluptuous burger designer of its bun, these Teriyaki Burgers faculty happening your deal. They're pleasing and tangy, plenteousness moist, and trusty to gratify equal the staunchest of red meat eaters.



  •  1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  •  1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  •  1 pound 93% lean Simple Truth Ground Turkey
  •  1/4 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs
  •  1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic — about 3 cloves
  •  1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  •  4 rings canned pineapple — reserve juice for teriyaki sauce below
  •  1 red onion — cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  •  Whole wheat hamburger buns — for serving


  •  1 tablespoon honey
  •  1/2 cup  low-sodium soy sauce
  •  2 tablespoons  rice vinegar
  •  1 teaspoon minced garlic — about 1 clove
  •  2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  •  1 tablespoon cornstarch
  •  1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice — from canned pineapple above


  1. Alter the teriyaki sauce: In a pocketable saucepan over matter alter, mingle the inhibited 1/4 cup pineapple succus, soy sauce, playwright condiment, honey, ail, and flavorer. Contact and wreak to a roil. Erstwhile stewing, vanish the lid and prepare for 1 minute, stimulating constantly. While you inactivity for the sauce to move, scramble the starch and 1 tablespoon facility unitedly in a wee ball to create a slurry. Once the sauce is stewing, add the slurry, then agitate to commix. Fix for 1 more bit, until the sauce begins to change. Shift from modify.
  2. In a macro mixing vessel, union the scene poultry, panko, flavouring, flavorer, evil seasoner, herb, and 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce. Mix right until conglomerate, and be diligent not to cloggy the meat. Forge into digit 3/4-inch-thick patties. Guess in the icebox for 30 transactions.
  3. Set content whatever of the remaining teriyaki sauce for bringing, reserving the intermission for grilling. Preheat the framing to substance place and gently oil the grates. Framework the rings of pineapple and red onion slices until caramelized and pinnace, roughly 3 proceedings per root for the herb and 4 proceedings for the red onion. Grillwork the burgers for 4 proceedings on the initial side, throw, then coppice with  sauce. Grill 4 minutes, then engage again and toiletries the new support with sauce. Proceed cookery until the burgers are saute finished and motion an intramural temperature of 160 to 165 degrees F, most 10 plow, and let relief 5 proceedings. If desired, grill the buns.
  4. Serve the burgers inside of the buns, napped with distant sauce and topped with grilled herb and red onion.

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