grilled pineapple teriyaki turkey burgers
original recipe here

You guys.
This burger is amazing!
We've always thought that ground turkey was pretty tasteless, but we could eat these everyday.
In fact we made twice last week and I've been thinking about them ever since.
The best part is that they are super easy to make and I'm pretty sure it's impossible to dry them out on the grill since they are SO juicy!
(literally...there's pineapple juice in the burger itself)

*If you love carmelized onions, they are perfect on these burgers, we never make them without!

Here's what you need:
1 can pineapple slices + 1/2 cup of the juice
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce (I use TJ's Soyaki)
2 lbs. gound turkey (I usually use less than that and they turn out great)
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tsp. fresh ginger
(sidenote: did you know that you can keep peeled ginger pieces in a bag in the freezer and just grate it frozen when you need a little ginger?!)
Sweet Hawaiian buns (I usually use the bigger "sandwich" buns but sliders are fun too)
Cheese (we love pepperjack on these but swiss would be great/melty as well)

Combine the pineapple juice with the teriyaki sauce in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl mix together the turkey, ginger, panko, and 1/3 cup of the teriyaki mixture (the mixture should stick to your hands).
Shape into 8ish patties. Grill, brushing the remaining sauce over both sides of the burger while they cook. Grill pineapples and buns if you'd like. Add cheese. I also like to mix up my own "teriyaki mayo"for these burgers (I just add some of the sauce to the mayo) one likes dry buns!


We had a simple little date night last week...

we went to our favorite coffee spot:
and we were so excited to try out The Picnic House
and it certainly didn't disappoint. The food and atmosphere were amazing, but I think I'll do a seperate post next week...I certainly looked like a crazy person taking a buttload of pictures. So many awesome details!

...and that's that.
Now I'm off to snuggle with my sweet Buck.

Happy Thursday Friends!


  1. Nicole on July 20, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    That burger looks SO good! I'm going to have to try this out for sure!!

  2. Kira on July 24, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    That burger sounds amazing. I think it's something Jeremy might actually be excited about making since he does the grilling around here.


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